Dr Nick Brown MA MSc DPhil DipLATHE
University Lecturer in Forestry

Principal of Linacre College


Last Modified: February 2015

Dr ND Brown

Research Description

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Publications (while at this department)

Lambrick, F.H, Brown, N.D, Lawrence, A, Bebber, D.P. (2014) Effectiveness of community forestry in prey long forest, cambodia Conservation Biology..

Petrokofsky, G, Brown, N.D, Hemery, G.E. (2013) Matching a scientific knowledge base with stakeholders' needs. The T10Q project as a case study for forestry. Forest Policy and Economics. 37: pp 29-36.

Petrokofsky, G, Brown, N.D, Hemery, G.E. (2012) Matching a scientific knowledge base with stakeholders' needs. The T10Q project as a case study for forestry Forest Policy and Economics..

Petrokofsky, G, Holmgren, P, Brown, N.D. (2011) Reliable forest carbon monitoring - Systematic reviews as a tool for validating the knowledge base International Forestry Review. 13 (1): pp 56-66.

Babweteera, F, Brown, N. (2010) Spatial patterns of tree recruitment in East African tropical forests that have lost their vertebrate seed dispersers Journal of Tropical Ecology. 26 (2): pp 193-203.

Menton, M.C.S, Lawrence, A, Merry, F, Brown, N.D. (2010) Estimating natural resource harvests: Conjectures? Ecological Economics. 69 (6): pp 1330-1335.

Petrokofsky, G, Brown, N.D, Hemery, G.E, Woodward, S, Wilson, E, Weatherall, A, Stokes, V, Smithers, R.J, Sangster, M, Russell, K, Pullin, A.S, Price, C, Morecroft, M, Malins, M, Lawrence, A, Kirby, K.J, Godbold, D, Charman, E, Boshier, D, Bosbeer, S, Arnold, J.E.M. (2010) A participatory process for identifying and prioritizing policy-relevant research questions in natural resource management: A case study from the UK forestry sector Forestry. 83 (4): pp 357-367.

Babweteera, F, Brown, N. (2009) Can remnant frugivore species effectively disperse tree seeds in secondary tropical rain forests? Biodiversity and Conservation. 18 (6): pp 1611-1627.

Bass, D, Brown, N, MacKenzie-Dodds, J, Dyal, P, Nierzwicki-Bauer, S.A, Vepritskiy, A.A, Richards, T.A. (2009) A molecular perspective on ecological differentiation and biogeography of cyclotrichiid ciliates Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 56 (6): pp 559-567.

Menton, M.C.S, Merry, F.D, Lawrence, A, Brown, N. (2009) Company-community logging contracts in Amazonian settlements: Impacts on livelihoods and NTFP harvests Ecology and Society. 14 (1):

Higuchi, P, Oliveira-Filho, A.T, Bebber, D.P, Brown, N.D, Silva, A.C, Machado, E.L.M. (2008) Spatio-temporal patterns of tree community dynamics in a tropical forest fragment in South-east Brazil Plant Ecology. pp 1-11.

Petrokofsky, G, Hemery, G, Brown, ND. (2008) Knowledge feeds decision making: the people's say in UK forestry. Quarterly Journal of Forestry. 102 (3): pp 221-225

Babweteera, F, Savill, P, Brown, N. (2007) Balanites wilsoniana: Regeneration with and without elephants Biological Conservation. 134 (1): pp 40-47.

Bass, D, Howe, A, Brown, N, Barton, H, Demidova, M, Michelle, H, Li, L, Sanders, H, Watkinson, S.C, Willcock, S, Richards, T.A. (2007) Yeast forms dominate fungal diversity in the deep oceans Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 274 (1629): pp 3069-3077.

Kruger, N.J, Huddleston, J.E, Le, Lay P, Brown, N.D, Ratcliffe, R.G. (2007) Network flux analysis: Impact of 13C-substrates on metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana cell suspension cultures Phytochemistry. 68: pp 2176-2188.

Bampfylde, C.J, Brown, N.D, Gavaghan, D.J, Maini, P.K. (2006) Achieving coexistence-Comment on "Modelling rain forest diversity: The role of competition" by Bampfylde et al. (2005) Ecological Modelling. 195: pp 407-408.

Brown, N, Bhagwat, S, Watkinson, S. (2006) Macrofungal diversity in fragmented and disturbed forests of the Western Ghats of India Journal of Applied Ecology. 43 (1): pp 11-17.

Werndle, L, Brown, N, Packer, M. (2006) Barriers to certified timber and paper uptake in the construction and paper industries in the United Kingdom Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management. 13 (3): pp 121-134.

Bampfylde, C.J, Brown, N.D, Gavaghan, D.J, Maini, P.K. (2005) Modelling rain forest diversity: The role of competition Ecological Modelling. 188: pp 253-278.

Bhagwat, S.A, Kushalappa, C.G, Williams, P.H, Brown, N.D. (2005) The role of informal protected areas in maintaining biodiversity in the Western Ghats of India Ecology and Society. 10 (1):

Bhagwat, S.A, Kushalappa, C.G, Williams, P.H, Brown, N.D. (2005) A landscape approach to biodiversity conservation of sacred groves in the Western Ghats of India Conservation Biology. 19 (6): pp 1853-1862.

Hale, S.E, Brown, N. (2005) Use of the canopy-scope for assessing canopy openness in plantation forests Forestry. 78 (4): pp 365-371.

Bebber, D.P, Brown, N.D, Speight, M.R. (2004) Dipterocarp seedling population dynamics in Bornean primary lowland forest during the 1997-8 El Niño-Southern Oscillation Journal of Tropical Ecology. 20 (1): pp 11-19

Brown, N, Jennings, S, Clements, T. (2003) The ecology, silviculture and biogeography of mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla): A critical review of the evidence Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. 6: pp 37-49

Bebber, D, Brown, N, Speight, M. (2002) Drought and root herbivory in understorey Parashorea Kurz (Dipterocarpaceae) seedlings in Borneo Journal of Tropical Ecology. 18 (5): pp 795-804.

Bebber, D, Brown, N, Speight, M, Moura-Costa, P, Wai, Y.S. (2002) Spatial structure of light and dipterocarp seedling growth in a tropical secondary forest Forest Ecology and Management. 157: pp 65-75.

Jennings, S.B, Brown, N.D, Boshier, D.H, Whitmore, T.C, Lopes, J.doC.A. (2001) Ecology provides a pragmatic solution to the maintenance of genetic diversity in sustainably managed tropical rain forests Forest Ecology and Management. 154: pp 1-10.

Brown, N, Jennings, S, Wheeler, P, Nabe-Nielsen, J. (2000) An improved method for the rapid assessment of forest understorey light environments Journal of Applied Ecology. 37 (6): pp 1044-1053.

Jennings, S, Brown, N.D, Whitmore, T.C, Silva, J.N.M, Lopes, J.D.C.A, Baima, A.M.V. (2000) To conserve rainforest, we have to help local people live sustainably [1] (multiple letters) Nature. 405 (6786): pp 507

Brown, N, Press, M, Bebber, D. (1999) Growth and survivorship of dipterocarp seedlings: Differences in shade persistence create a special case of dispersal limitation Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences. 354 (1391): pp 1847-1855

Brown, N. (1999) Classics in physical geography revisited Progress in Physical Geography. 23 (1): pp 111-114

Jennings, S.B, Brown, N.D, Sheil, D. (1999) Assessing forest canopies and understorey illumination: Canopy closure, canopy cover and other measures Forestry. 72 (1): pp 59-73

Brown, N. (1998) Out of control: Fires and forestry in Indonesia Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 13 (1): pp 41.

Barker, M.G, Press, M.C, Brown, N.D. (1997) Photosynthetic characteristics of dipterocarp seedlings in three tropical rain forest light environments: A basis for niche partitioning? Oecologia. 112 (4): pp 453-463.

Brown, N. (1997) Re-defining native woodland Forestry. 70 (3): pp 191-198

Brown, N. (1996) A gradient of seedling growth from the centre of a tropical rain forest canopy gap Forest Ecology and Management. 82: pp 239-244

Whitmore, T.G, Brown, N.D. (1996) Dipterocarp seedling growth in rain forest canopy gaps during six and a half years Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 351 (1344): pp 1195-1203

Brown, N. (1993) The implications of climate and gap microclimate for seedling growth conditions in a Bornean lowland rain forest Journal of Tropical Ecology. 9 (2): pp 153-168

Turner, I.M, Brown, N.D, Newton, A.C. (1993) The effect of fertilizer application on dipterocarp seedling growth and mycorrhizal infection Forest Ecology and Management. 57: pp 329-337

Whitmore, T.C, Brown, N.D, Swaine, M.D, Kennedy, D, Goodwin-Bailey, C.I, Gong, W.-K. (1993) Use of hemispherical photographs in forest ecology: measurement of gap size and radiation totals in a Bornean tropical rain forest Journal of Tropical Ecology. 9 (2): pp 131-151

Brown, N.D, Whitmore, T.C. (1992) Do dipterocarp seedlings really partition tropical rain forest gaps? Philosophical Transactions - Royal Society of London, B. 335 (1275): pp 369-378