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Toby Pennington

Professor Toby Pennington

Professor of Tropical Plant Diversity and Biogeography    @toby_pennington


I am a Professor of Physical Geography with specialisms in tropical plant diversity and biogeography. My research and teaching interests are broad, ranging from plant biogeography, to palaeoecology, to conservation. I have worked for more than 20 years in Latin America across 10 countries. In recent years most of my research has focused on biodiversity, biogeography and ecology of dry biomes in the tropics. Much of my work has had clear implications for conservation and livelihoods, and this continues in new projects with focus on agroforestry and ecosystem restoration in some of the world’s most threatened tropical forests and savannas.

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