As a research group, we’re interested in ecological questions ranging from how vegetation-fire feedbacks have shaped Aotearoa-New Zealand’s landscapes, how extinction and habitat change reshape seed dispersal, and how dendritic stream structures affect fish metacommunities. What binds this seemingly eclectic mélange of topics together is an interest in the interactions between spatial pattern and process and the use of spatial modelling approaches to synthesise empirical information and understanding. We are based in the School of Environment at the University of Auckland.

Current opportunities to join the lab!
Contact – George Perry, george.perry at