BSc in Botany (Washington), BA in Anthropology (Washington); MSc, DPhil (Oxford)

Academic background

Following completion of my DPhil I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Natural History Museum in London, and at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in Avignon, France. Those posts were followed by a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship in Oxford Plant Sciences. I was also a Junior Research Fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford.

Undergraduate teaching

I am the lead tutor for biology students in Christ Church College.

Research interests

The global decline of pollinators, linked to the loss of native ecosystems, constitutes a serious threat to ecosystem function and human food security. There is a dearth of empirical research combining data about landscape, pollinator behaviour, and pollen flow, and yet this information is essential for effective management and conservation plans. My research aims to improve our understanding of how bee behaviour is impacted by the spatial and temporal distribution of resources, and how this in turn affects pollen dispersal. The aim is to provide guidance that will help to protect pollinators, the plants they pollinate, and pollination services in human-modified landscapes. I am also a member of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food.

Featured publications

Potascheff, C.M., S. Oddou-Muratorio, E.K. Klein, A. Figueira, E.A. Bressan, P.E. Oliveira, T.A. Lander and A.M. Sebbenn. 2019. Stepping stones or stone dead? Fecundity, pollen dispersal and mating patterns of roadside Qualea grandiflora Mart. trees. Conservation Genetics. In Press.

Lander, T.A. 2019 Network modelling, citizen science, and targeted interventions to predict, monitor and reverse bee decline. 2019. Plants, People, Planet. doi: 10.1002/ppp3.10068.

Lander, T.A., S.A. Harris, P.J. Cremona, D.H. Boshier. 2019. Impact of habitat loss and fragmentation on reproduction, dispersal and population persistence for an endangered Chilean tree. Conservation Genetics. 20(5), 973-985 doi.10.1007/s10592-019-01187-z

Vinson, C., E. Mangaravite, A. Sebbenn, T.A. Lander. 2018. Using molecular markers to investigate genetic diversity, mating system and gene flow of Neotropical trees. Brazilian Journal of Botany doi.org/10.1007/s40415-018-0472-x

Lander, T.A., A. Monro. 2015. Conservation of Brosimum alicastrum, an underutilized crop and keystone forest tree species; a potential win-win for conservation and development in Latin America. Biodiversity and Conservation 24: 1917-1930

Lander, T.A., J.N. Candau , A. Chalon, A. Roig, C. Gidoin, D. Fallour, S. Oddou-Muratorio, E.K. Klein, M.A. Auger-Rozenberg, T. Boivin. 2014. Reconstruction of the invasion of a seed chalcid wasp in south-eastern France using air flow trajectories and Bayesian analysis of genetic data. Ecology and Evolution 4(24): 4609-4625

Bolliger J., T.A. Lander, N. Balkenhol. 2014. Landscape genetics since 2003: status, challenges and future directions. Landscape Ecology 29: 361-366

Lander, T.A., E.K. Klein, S. Stoeckel, B. Musch, S. Oddou-Muratorio. 2013. Interpreting realized pollen flow in terms of pollinator travel paths and land-use resistance in heterogeneous landscapes. Landscape Ecology 28: 1769-1783

Lander, T.A., B. Dadonaite, A. Monro. 2013. Microwave drying of plant material for herbarium specimens and genetic analysis. TAXON 62:790-797

Lander, T.A., D. Bebber, T.L. Choy, S.A. Harris and D.H. Boshier. 2011. The Circe Principle explains how resource-rich land can waylay pollinators in fragmented landscapes. Current Biology 21: 1302-7

Lander, T.A., S. Oddou-Muratorio, H. Prouillet-Leplat, E.K. Klein. 2011. Reconstruction of a beech population bottleneck using archival demographic information and Bayesian analysis of genetic data. Molecular Ecology 20: 5182–5196

Lander, T.A., D.H. Boshier, and S.A. Harris. 2010. Fragmented but not isolated: contribution of single trees, small patches and long distance pollen flow to genetic connectivity for Gomortega keule, an endangered Chilean tree. Biological Conservation 143:2583-2590

Lander, T.A., S.A. Harris and D.H. Boshier. 2009. Flower and fruit production and insect pollination of the endangered Chilean tree, Gomortega keule in native forest, exotic pine plantation and agricultural environments. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 82: 403-412

Lander, T.A., D.H. Boshier, and S.A. Harris. 2007. Isolation and characterization of eight polymorphic microsatellite loci for the endangered, endemic Chilean tree Gomortega keule (Gomortegaceae). Molecular Ecology Notes 7:1332-1334