Amy Elizabeth Eycott

Associate Professor
Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
Study location
STEB 333
My research focus is on the consequences of land use for biodiversity and ecosystem function. I am an ecologist with experience from forests in tropical, temperate and boreal biomes, plus heathlands and agroecosystems. My main themes are plant community ecology and landscape ecology and I enjoy some interesting side-projects in the ecology of insects and of grazing ungulates. Right now my main project is on grazing animals and ecological function in the Nordhordland Biosphere Reserve, as part of two wider projects on sustainable land management ( and
Bio1010 Vegetation, Climate and Geology
Bio201 Ecology
Bio2060 Botanical Species Knowledge
Responsible for the Terrestrial Ecology specialism in the MSc in Biology
I supervise projects at the bachelor, masters and PhD level. I am interested in new bachelor and master project students! For PhD opportunities please check - I cannot take on PhD students through other channels.
Complexity within an oil palm monoculture: The effects of habitat variability and rainfall on adult dragonfly (Odonata) communities 2020, Biotropica: Volum 52 s. 366-379;Luke, Sarah H.; Advento, Andreas Dwi; Dow, Rory A.; Aryawan, Anak Agung Ketut; Barclay, Holly; Eycott, Amy Elizabeth
Resilience of ecological functions to drought in an oil palm agroecosystem 2019, Environmental Research Communications (ERC): Volum 1;Eycott, Amy Elizabeth; Advento, Andreas Dwi; Waters, Helen S.; Luke, Sarah H.; Aryawan, Anak Agung Ketut; Hood, Amelia S.C.
Avian guild assemblages in forest fragments around Budongo Forest Reserve, western Uganda 2017, Ostrich: Volum 88 s. 267-276;Uwimbabazi, Moreen; Eycott, Amy; Babweteera, Fred; Sande, Eric; Telford, Richard; Vandvik, Vigdis
Seed dispersal by ungulates as an ecological filter: A trait-based meta-analysis 2015, Oikos: Volum 124 s. 1109-1120;Albert, Aurélie; Auffret, Alistair G.; Cosyns, Eric; Cousins, Sara A.O.; D'hondt, Bram; Eichberg, Carsten
The seed and fern spore bank of a recovering African tropical forest 2014, Biotropica: Volum 46 s. 677-686;Esaete, Josephine; Eycott, Amy; Reiniø, Jenny; Telford, Richard; Vandvik, Vigdis
Hunting for fear: innovating management of human-wildlife conflicts 2013, Journal of Applied Ecology: Volum 50 s. 544-549;Cromsigt, Joris P. G. M.; Kuijper, Dries P. J.; Adam, Marius; Beschta, Robert L.; Churski, Marcin; Eycott, Amy
Defecation rate in captive European bison, Bison bonasus 2013, Acta Theriologica: Volum 58 s. 387-390;Eycott, Amy; Daleszczyk, Katarzyna; Drese, Jacqueline; Cantero, Adrià Solé; Pébre, Jennifer; Gladys, Samuel
A meta-analysis on the impact of different matrix structures on species movement rates 2012, Landscape Ecology: Volum 27 s. 1263-1278;Eycott, Amy; Stewart, Gavin B.; Buyung-Ali, Lisette M.; Bowler, Diana E.; Watts, Kevin; Pullin, Andrew S.
Pathways to participatory research and knowledge co-production: notes from the ‘field’ 2023,;Eycott, Amy Elizabeth; Rozite-Arina, Ieva; Kerdoncuf, Morgane Alizee; Cusens, Jarrod; Östman, Silje A. H.; Måren, Inger Elisabeth
Death might not be such a bad thing: effects of forest change in Białowieża National Park 2019,;Eycott, Amy Elizabeth; Wierzcholska, Sylwia; Lubek, Anna; Kukwa, Martin; Adamowski, Wojciech; Schei, Fride Høistad
Diverse and natural forest buffers the effect of ash dieback on bryophyte communities 2019,;Wierzcholska, Sylwia; Eycott, Amy Elizabeth; Schei, Fride Høistad; Grytnes, John-Arvid; Czortex, Patryk; Cholewinska, Olga
Of seeds and sheep: can poop help plants cope with climate change? 2019,;Eycott, Amy Elizabeth; Haugum, Siri Vatsø; Abaz, Ardian Høgøy; Bagge, May-Lill; Hauso, Marie; Vandvik, Vigdis
Cumulative effects of fragmentation: loss of specialist forest birds in Budongo, Western Uganda 2014,;Uwimbabazi, Moreen; Eycott, Amy; Babwateera, Fred; Sande, Eric; Telford, Richard; Vandvik, Vigdis
Influence of disturbance and fragmentation on species richness in Ugandan forests 2013,;Eycott, Amy; Vandvik, Vigdis; Telford, Richard; Esaete, Josephine; Akite, Perpetra; Bulafu, Collins Edward
Plant groups respond differently to forest disturbance 2012,;Esaete, Josephine; Eycott, Amy; Måren, Inger Elisabeth; Reinö, Jenny; Telford, Richard; Vandvik, Vigdis