Dr Alex Sutton

Teaching & Research Lectureship


I am a behavioural and population ecologist interested in understanding how individuals respond to environmental change and how these responses scale up to influence populations and communities.



I have worked on a variety of study systems, but my work primarily focuses on birds and plants in a range of ecosystems including boreal, temperate and tropical forests and tallgrass prairies.

My work currently investigates:

  • Winter ecology
  • Food caching behaviour
  • How behaviour shapes functional characteristics of the microbiome
  • Interactive effects of land use and climate on prairie plant population dynamics
  • Population dynamics of boreal breeding songbirds

Research areas and keywords


  • QL Zoology - behavioural ecology
  • QH301 Biology - population ecology

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