Queen's University, Belfast

Current Position Reader Theoretical Biology
Email k.farnsworth@qub.ac.uk
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity, Environmental Management
Methods I Use Modelling


Key Research Interests

  • The organisational structure of living systems. 
  • Form-function and diversity-function relations of ecological systems.
  • The difference between life and non-life and the causal structure underlying it. 
  • Fisheries management. 

Recent Key Papers

Unifying concepts of biological function from molecules to ecosystems 

KD Farnsworth, L Albantakis, T Caruso 

  1. Oikos 126 (10), 1367-1376


How many dimensions of biodiversity do we need? 

O Lyashevska, KD Farnsworth 

  1. EcologicalIndicators 18, 485-492 

How organisms gained causal independence and how it might be quantified 

KD Farnsworth 

  1. Biology7 (3), 38 

Summary Title of Current Studentships

Parasites as effectors on predator-prey systems: enacting control for maintaining equilibrium.