John L. Godlee

I am a PhD student in the School of GeoSciences, where I study interactions between plant biodiversity, canopy structure and biomass in southern African woodlands. I work mostly with data from plots in the SEOSAW network and Terrestrial Laser Scanning.

Outside my PhD, I write website copy intermittently for Agricology, a website which offers advice on sustainable farming in the UK and I am in the process of reforesting an area of farmland in the Yorkshire Dales.



Godlee J. L., Ryan C. M., Bauman D., Bowers S. J., Carreiras J. M. B., Chisingui A. V., Cromsigt J. P. G. M., Druce D. J., Finckh M., Gonçalves F. M., Holdo R. M., Makungwa S., McNicol I. M., Mitchard E. T. A., Muchawona A., Revermann R., Ribeiro N. S., Siampale A., Syampungani S., Tchamba J. J., Tripathi H. G., Wallenfang J., te Beest M., Williams M., Dexter K. G. (2021), Structural diversity and tree density drives variation in the biodiversity-ecosystem function relationship of woodlands and savannas. New Phytologist. doi: 10.1111/nph.17639

Godlee J. L., Gonçalves F. M., Tchamba J. J., Chisingui A. V., Muledi J. I., Shutcha M. N., Ryan C. M., Brade T. K., Dexter K. G. (2020), Diversity and Structure of an Arid Woodland in Southwest Angola, with Comparison to the Wider Miombo Ecoregion. Diversity. doi:10.3390/d12040140

The SEOSAW Partnership (2020), A network to understand the changing socio‐ecology of the southern African woodlands (SEOSAW): Challenges, benefits, and methods. Plants People Planet. doi:10.1002/ppp3.10168

Panzou G. J. L. … Godlee J. L. … (2020), Pantropical variability in tree crown allometry. Global Ecology and Biogeography. doi:10.1111/geb.13231

Daskalova G. N., Myers-Smith I. H. and Godlee J. L. (2019), Rare and common vertebrates span a wide spectrum of population trends. Nature Communications. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-17779-0

Rowland L., da Costa A. C., Oliveira A. A., Oliveira R. S., Bittencourt P. L., Costa P. B., Giles A. L., Sosa A. I., Coughlin I. , Godlee J. L., Vasconcelos S. S., Junior J. A., Ferreira L. V., Mencuccini M. and Meir P. (2018), Drought stress and tree size determine stem CO2 efflux in a tropical forest. New Phytol, 218: 1393-1405. doi:10.1111/nph.15024


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