About Me

Roisin Stanbrook

Community Ecologist, with interests in conservation, data science, and community outreach


I am broadly interested in the ecology and conservation of Afrotropical montane forest and agro-ecosystems, and the impact of human activities on the diversity and functioning of these ecosystems. My current research focuses on the effects of ranch management and climate instability on dung beetle and associated ecosystem functioning in the south-eastern United States. I am currently leading a USDA-funded project, which investigates the links between dung beetle biodiversity and ecosystem service provisioning in pastoral landscapes, with fieldwork based at the Archbold Biological Station in south Florida. I am also part of the NSF funded NEON-TWG and work to provide input and advice regarding the science design and protocols related to NEON ground beetle sampling at over eighty sites distributed across the contiguous United States. In Tanzania, I am working with researchers from Sokoine University to explore the relationship between decreased dung beetle diversity and ecosystem functioning in the Afromontane forests of Nyerere National Park.

Recent Invited Talks

ACES: ACES 2022: A Community on Ecosystem Services, 2022
Impact and value of dung beetles in central Florida rangelands. Washington DC, US

Virtual Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series, 2022
Causes and consequences: counting the cost of dung beetle abundance losses in US working lands. Archbold Biological Station, Venus, FL, US.

Long-Term Agroecosystem Research AGM, 2022
Dung Beetles in US Pastures. Virtual

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