Competitive funding of tuition fee, research costs and stipend (£14,777
tax-free, 2018-19) from the NERC Doctoral Training Partnership “Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment” (ACCE, View Website ). ACCE – a collaboration between the Universities of Sheffield, Liverpool, and York – is the only dedicated ecology/evolution/conservation Doctoral Training Partnership in the UK.
Chong, F. and Spencer, M. (2018). Analysis of relative abundances on environmental gradients. PeerJ preprint.
Allen, K.A., Bruno, J.F., Chong, F., Clancy, D., McClanahan, T.R., Spencer, M. and Zychaluk, K. (2017). ˙ Among-site variability in the stochastic dynamics of East African coral reefs. PeerJ 5:e3290.
Cooper, J.K., Spencer, M. and Bruno, J.F. (2015). Stochastic dynamics of a warmer Great Barrier Reef. Ecology 96:1802-1811.
Spencer, M. (2015). “Size” change, “shape” change, and the growth space of a community. Journal of Theoretical Biology 369: 23-41.