Queen's University, Belfast

Current Position Professor of Invasion Ecology / Director of Queen’s Marine Laboratory
Telephone +44 (0) 7787506623
Email j.dick@qub.ac.uk
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity, Earth Systems, Environmental Management
Methods I Use Bio / Geo / Chemical Analytical, Modelling


Key Research Interests

  • Prediction of invasive alien species impacts
  • Eradication of invasive alien species
  • Quantifying species interactions
  • Fisheries sustainability
  • Biological control of invasive and pest species

Recent Key Papers

  • Cuthbert, R.N., Dalu, T., Wasserman, R.J., Mofu, L., Callaghan, A., Weyl, O.L.F. & Dick, J.T.A. (2018). Intermediate predator naïveté and sex-skewed vulnerability predict the impact of an invasive higher predator. Scientific Reports, 8:14282.
  • Coughlan, N.E., Walsh, D.A., Caffrey, J.M., Davis, E., Lucy, F.E., Cuthbert, R.N. & Dick, J.T.A. (2018). Cold as Ice: a novel eradication and control method for invasive Asian clam, Corbicula fluminea, using pelleted dry ice. Management of Biological Invasions,
  • Dick, J.T.A., et al. (2017). Invader Relative Impact Potential: a new metric to understand and predict the ecological impacts of existing, emerging and future invasive alien species. Journal of Applied Ecology, 54: 1259-1267

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • Managing invasive Asian Clam
  • Biocontrol of mosquitoes with native predators
  • Predicting invasive species impacts with functional responses
  • Micoplastics effects on fisheries
  • Invasive rainbow trout impacts
  • Development of new metrics to predict invasive alien species
  • QUADRAT DTP student Joshua Clarke: Predicting the Unpredictable: the role of eco-evolutionary experience in species interactions across taxa and habitats