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Curriculum Vitae

2018- Directeur de Recherche (écologie des insectes) UMR Agroécologie, INRA F-21000 Dijon, France
2007- 2018 Senior Invertebrate ecologist, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Edinburgh
1998-2007 Invertebrate ecologist, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Banchory, Aberdeenshire
2015-2017 Lead Author, IPBES regional assessment for Europe and Central Asia (Deliverable 2b)
2014-2016 Lead Author, IPBES assessment on pollinators, pollination and food production (Deliverable 3a)

Honorary Secretary & Trustee of the British Ecological Society (BES) 2015-2018, 2019-2022
Director & Trustee of the British Ecological Society (BES) 2008-2012,
Editorial board member: Agricultural and Forest Entomology, Ecological Entomology, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems

Activités de Recherche

I am a community ecologist researching insect diversity and species interactions, above and belowground, and at trophic levels directly (herbivores, pollinators) and indirectly (predators, parasites) connected to plants, the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services, how they respond to anthropogenic disturbances, and how these effects vary across spatial and biological scales.


1.         Redhead, J. W., B. A. Woodcock, M. J. O. Pocock, R. F. Pywell, A. J. Vanbergen and T. H. Oliver (2018). Potential landscape-scale pollinator networks across Great Britain: structure, stability and influence of agricultural land cover. Ecology Letters doi:10.1111/ele.13157
2.         Adam J. Vanbergen, Anahí Espíndola & Marcelo A. Aizen (2018) Risks to pollinators and pollination from invasive alien species Nature Ecology & Evolution 2, 16–25 doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0412-3
3.         Vanbergen, A. J., Woodcock, B. A., Gray, A., Andrews, C., Ives, S., Kjeldsen, T. R., Laize, C. L. R., Chapman, D. S., Butler, A. and O'Hare, M. T. (2017), Dispersal capacity shapes responses of river island invertebrate assemblages to vegetation structure, island area, and flooding. Insect Conservation & Diversity. doi:10.1111/icad.12231
4.         Anikó Kovács-Hostyánszki, Anahí Espíndola, Adam Vanbergen, Josef Settele, Claire Kremen, Lynn Dicks (2017), Ecological intensification to mitigate impacts of conventional intensive land use on pollinators and pollination. Ecology Letters 20: 673–689. doi:10.1111/ele.12762
5.         Vanbergen, A.J., Woodcock, B.A., Heard, M.S., & Chapman, D.S. (2017) Network size, structure, and mutualism dependence affect the propensity for plant-pollinator extinction cascades. Functional Ecology doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12823
6.         Hudson L.N. et al. including Vanbergen, A.J (2017). The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity in Changing Terrestrial Systems) project. Ecology and Evolution 7:145-188.
7.         Evans, T. M., S. Cavers, R. Ennos, A. J. Vanbergen, and M. S. Heard. (2017). Florally rich habitats reduce insect pollination and the reproductive success of isolated plants. Ecology and Evolution (online early).
8.         Potts, S.G., Imperatriz-Fonseca, V., Ngo, H.T., Aizen, M.A., Biesmeijer, J.C., Breeze, T.D., Dicks, L.V., Garibaldi, L.A., Hill, R., Settele, J., & Vanbergen, A.J. (2016) Safeguarding pollinators and their values to human well-being. Nature, 540, 220–229.
9.         McKenzie, S. W., S. N. Johnson, H. Jones, N. J. Ostle, R. S. Hails, and A. J. Vanbergen. 2016. Root herbivores drive changes to plant primary chemistry, but root loss is mitigated under elevated atmospheric CO2. Frontiers in Plant Science 7.
10.       Emmett, B.A., Cooper, D., Smart, S., Jackson, B., Thomas, A., Cosby, B., Evans, C., Glanville, H., McDonald, J.E., Malham, S.K., Marshall, M., Jarvis, S., Rajko-Nenow, P., Webb, G.P., Ward, S., Rowe, E., Jones, L., Vanbergen, A.J., Keith, A., Carter, H., Pereira, M.G., Hughes, S., Lebron, I., Wade, A., & Jones, D.L. (2016) Spatial patterns and environmental constraints on ecosystem services at a catchment scale. Science of the Total Environment, 572, 1586-1600.
11.       Hentley, W. T., Vanbergen, A. J., Beckerman, A. P., Brien, M. N., Hails, R. S., Jones, H. T. and Johnson, S. N. (2016), Antagonistic interactions between an invasive alien and a native coccinellid species may promote coexistence. Journal of Animal Ecology (2016).
12.       Gill, R. J., K. C. R. Baldock, M. J. F. Brown, J. E. Cresswell, L. V. Dicks, M. T. Fountain, M. P. D. Garratt, L. A. Gough, M. S. Heard, J. M. Holland, J. Ollerton, G. N. Stone, C. Q. Tang, A. J. Vanbergen, A. P. Vogler, G. Woodward, A. N. Arce, N. D. Boatman, R. Brand-Hardy, T. D. Breeze, M. Green, C. M. Hartfield, R. S. O’Connor, J. L. Osborne, J. Phillips, P. B. Sutton, and S. G. Potts. 2016. Protecting an Ecosystem Service: Approaches to Understanding and Mitigating Threats to Wild Insect Pollinators. Chapter Four, p135-206 in Advances in Ecological Research. Academic Press. G. Woodward and D. Bohan (eds).
13.       Godfray, H.C.J., Blacquière, T., Field, L.M., Hails, R.S., Potts, S.G., Raine, N.E., Vanbergen, A.J. & McLean, A.R. (2015) A restatement of recent advances in the natural science evidence base concerning neonicotinoid insecticides and insect pollinators. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 282.
14.       Hudson et al. including Vanbergen A.J. (2014). The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts. Ecology and Evolution, 4, 4701-4735
15.       Vanbergen A.J. (2014). Landscape alteration and habitat modification: impacts on plant-pollinator systems. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 43, 1-6.
16.       Hentley W., Vanbergen A.J., Hails R., Jones T.H. & Johnson S. (2014). Elevated atmospheric CO2 impairs aphid escape responses to predators and conspecific alarm signals. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 40, 1110-1114
17.       Hentley W.T., Hails R.S., Johnson S.N., Hefin Jones T. & Vanbergen A.J. (2014). Top-down control by Harmonia axyridis mitigates the impact of elevated atmospheric CO2 on a plant–aphid interaction. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 16, 350-358
18.       Godfray H.C.J., Blacquière T., Field L.M., Hails R.S., Petrokofsky G., Potts S.G., Raine N.E., Vanbergen A.J. & McLean A.R. (2014). A restatement of the natural science evidence base concerning neonicotinoid insecticides and insect pollinators. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281.
19.       Vanbergen, A. J., B. A. Woodcock, A. Gray, F. Grant, A. Telford, P. Lambdon, D. S. Chapman, R. F. Pywell, M. S. Heard, and S. Cavers. 2014. Grazing alters insect visitation networks and plant mating systems. Functional Ecology 28:178-189.
20.       B.A. Woodcock, C. Harrower, J. Redhead, M. Edwards, A.J. Vanbergen, M.S. Heard, D.B. Roy, and R. F. Pywell. 2013. National patterns of functional diversity and redundancy in predatory ground beetles and bees associated with key UK arable crops Journal of Applied Ecology 51:142-151.
21.       Vanbergen, A. J. and the Insect Pollinators Initiative. 2013. Threats to an ecosystem service: pressures on pollinators. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11:251-259.
22.       McCormack, S. A., N. Ostle, R. D. Bardgett, D. W. Hopkins, and A. J. Vanbergen. 2013. Biochar in bioenergy cropping systems: impacts on soil faunal communities and linked ecosystem processes. Global Change Biology Bioenergy, 5 (2). 81-95.
23.       McKenzie, S. W., W. T. Hentley, R. S. Hails, T. H. Jones, A. J. Vanbergen, and S. N. Johnson. 2013. Global climate change and above- belowground insect herbivore interactions. Frontiers in Plant Science 4, 412. 6.
24.       McKenzie, S. W., A. J. Vanbergen, R. S. Hails, T. H. Jones, and S. N. Johnson. 2013. Reciprocal feeding facilitation between above- and below-ground herbivores. Biology Letters 9, 5, 20130341. 1744-957X
25.       Dicks, L. V., A. Abrahams, J. Atkinson, J. Biesmeijer, N. Bourn, C. Brown, M. Brown, C. Carvell, C. Connolly, J. Cresswell, P. Croft, B. Darvill, P. de Zylva, P. Effingham, M. Fountain, A. Goggin, D. Harding, T. Harding, C. Hartfield, M. S. Heard, R. Heathcote, D. Heaver, J. Holland, M. Howe, B. Hughes, T. Huxley, W. E. Kunin, J. Little, C. Mason, J. Memmott, J. Osborne, T. Pankhurst, R. Paxton, M. Pocock, S. G. Potts, E. F. Power, N. E. Raine, E. Ranelagh, S. Roberts, R. Saunders, K. Smith, R. Smith, P. Sutton, L. Tilley, A. Tinsley, A. Tonhasca, A. J. Vanbergen, S. Webster, A. Wilson, and W. J. Sutherland. 2012. Identifying key knowledge needs for evidence-based conservation of wild insect pollinators: a collaborative cross-sectoral exercise. Insect Conservation and Diversity 6:435-446.
26.       Bernhardt-Romermann, M., A. Gray, A. J. Vanbergen, L. Berges, A. Bohner, R. W. Brooker, L. De Bruyn, B. De Cinti, T. Dirnbock, U. Grandin, A. J. Hester, R. Kanka, S. Klotz, G. Loucougaray, L. Lundin, G. Matteucci, I. Meszaros, O. Viktor, E. Preda, B. Prevosto, J. Pykala, W. Schmidt, M. E. Taylor, A. Vadineanu, T. Waldmann, and J. Stadler. 2011. Functional traits and local environment predict vegetation responses to disturbance: a pan-European multi-site experiment. Journal of Ecology 99:777-787.
27.       Vanbergen, A. J., B. A. Woodcock, M. Koivula, J. Niemela, D. J. Kotze, T. Bolger, V. Golden, F. Dubs, G. Boulanger, J. Serrano, J. L. Lencina, A. Serrano, C. Aguiar, A. C. Grandchamp, S. Stofer, G. Szel, E. Ivits, P. Adler, J. Markus, and A. D. Watt. 2010. Trophic level modulates carabid beetle responses to habitat and landscape structure: a pan-European study. Ecological Entomology 35:226-235.
28.       Vandewalle, M., F. de Bello, M. P. Berg, T. Bolger, S. Dolédec, F. Dubs, C. K. Feld, R. Harrington, P. A. Harrison, S. Lavorel, P. M. da Silva, M. Moretti, J. Niemelä, P. Santos, T. Sattler, J. P. Sousa, M. T. Sykes, A. J. Vanbergen, and B. A. Woodcock. 2010. Functional traits as indicators of biodiversity response to land use changes across ecosystems and organisms. Biodiversity and Conservation 19:2921–2947.
29.       Woodcock, B. A., J. Redhead, A. J. Vanbergen, L. Hulmes, S. Hulmes, J. Peyton, M. Nowakowski, R. F. Pywell, and M. S. Heard. 2010. Impact of habitat type and landscape structure on biomass, species richness and functional diversity of ground beetles. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 139:181-186.
30.       Woodcock, B. A. and A. J. Vanbergen. 2008. Parasitism of the beech leaf-miner weevil in a woodland: patch size, edge effects and parasitoid species identity. Insect Conservation and Diversity 1:180-188.
31.       Brook, A. J., B. A. Woodcock, M. Sinka, and A. J. Vanbergen. 2008. Experimental verification of suction sampler capture efficiency in grasslands of differing vegetation height and structure. Journal of Applied Ecology 45:1357-1363.
32.       Vanbergen, A. J., A. D. Watt, R. J. Mitchell, A. M. Truscott, S. C. F. Palmer, E. Ivits, P. Eggleton, T. H. Jones, and J. P. Sousa. 2007. Scale-specific correlations between habitat heterogeneity and soil fauna diversity along a landscape structure gradient. Oecologia 153:713-725.
33.       Vanbergen, A. J., T. H. Jone, R. S. Hail, A. D. Watt, and D. A. Elston. 2007. Consequences for a host-parasitold interaction of host-plant aggregation, isolation, and phenology. Ecological Entomology 32:419-427.
34.       Mitchell, R. J., C. D. Campbell, S. J. Chapman, G. H. R. Osler, A. J. Vanbergen, L. C. Ross, C. M. Cameron, and L. Cole. 2007. The cascading effects of birch on heather moorland: a test for the top-down control of an ecosystem engineer. Journal of Ecology 95:540-554.
35.       Vanbergen, A. J., R. S. Hails, A. D. Watt, and T. H. Jones. 2006. Consequences for host-parasitoid interactions of grazing-dependent habitat heterogeneity. Journal of Animal Ecology 75:789-801.
36.       Sousa, J. P., T. Bolger, M. M. da Gama, T. Lukkari, J. F. Ponge, C. Simon, G. Traser, A. J. Vanbergen, A. Brennan, F. Dubs, E. Ivitis, A. Keating, S. Stofer, and A. D. Watt. 2006. Changes in Collembola richness and diversity along a gradient of land-use intensity: A pan European study. Pedobiologia 50:147-156.
37.       Wolseley, P. A., S. Stofer, R. Mitchell, A. M. Truscott, A. Vanbergen, J. Chimonides, and C. Scheidegger. 2006. Variation of lichen communities with land use in Aberdeenshire, UK. Lichenologist 38:307-322.
38.       Vanbergen, A. J., B. A. Woodcock, A. D. Watt, and J. Niemela. 2005. Effect of land-use heterogeneity on carabid communities at the landscape scale. Ecography 28:3-16.
39.       Eggleton, P., A. J. Vanbergen, D. T. Jones, M. C. Lambert, C. Rockett, P. M. Hammond, J. Beccaloni, D. Marriott, E. Ross, and A. Giusti. 2005. Assemblages of soil macrofauna across a Scottish land-use intensification gradient: influences of habitat quality, heterogeneity and area. Journal of Applied Ecology 42:1153-1164.
40.       Hodgson, D. J., R. B. Hitchman, A. J. Vanbergen, R. S. Hails, R. D. Possee, and J. S. Cory. 2004. Host ecology determines the relative fitness of virus genotypes in mixed-genotype nucleopolyhedrovirus infections. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 17:1018-1025.
41.       Vanbergen, A. J., D. J. Hodgson, M. Thurlow, S. E. Hartley, and A. D. Watt. 2003. Food-plant effects on larval performance do not translate into differences in fitness between populations of Panolis flammea (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 93:553-559.
42.       Vanbergen, A. J., B. Raymond, I. S. K. Pearce, A. D. Watt, R. S. Hails, and S. E. Hartley. 2003. Host shifting by Operophtera brumata into novel environments leads to population differentiation in life-history traits. Ecological Entomology 28:604-612.
43.       Hodgson, D. J., A. J. Vanbergen, S. E. Hartley, R. S. Hails, and J. S. Cory. 2002. Differential selection of baculovirus genotypes mediated by different species of host food plant. Ecology Letters 5:512-518.
44.       Raymond, B., A. Vanbergen, I. Pearce, S. E. Hartley, J. S. Cory, and R. S. Hails. 2002. Host plant species can influence the fitness of herbivore pathogens: the winter moth and its nucleopolyhedrovirus. Oecologia 131:533-541.
45.       Raymond, B., A. Vanbergen, A. Watt, S. E. Hartley, J. S. Cory, and R. S. Hails. 2002. Escape from pupal predation as a potential cause of outbreaks of the winter moth, Operophtera brumata. Oikos 98:219-228.
46.       Hodgson, D. J., A. J. Vanbergen, A. D. Watt, R. S. Hails, and J. S. Cory. 2001. Phenotypic variation between naturally co-existing genotypes of a Lepidopteran baculovirus. Evolutionary Ecology Research 3:687-701.
Reports & Book chapters (chronological)
1.         IPBES (2016). Summary for policymakers of the assessment report of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services on pollinators, pollination and food production. S.G. Potts, V. L. Imperatriz-Fonseca, H. T. Ngo, J. C. Biesmeijer, T. D. Breeze, L. V. Dicks, L. A. Garibaldi, R. Hill, J. Settele, A. J. Vanbergen, M. A. Aizen, S. A. Cunningham, C. Eardley, B. M. Freitas, N. Gallai, P. G. Kevan, A. Kovács Hostyánszki, P. K. Kwapong, J. Li, X. Li, D. J. Martins, G. Nates-Parra, J. S. Pettis, R. Rader, and B. F. Viana (eds.) Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Bonn, Germany. In, pp. 36.
2.         IPBES (2016). The assessment report of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services on pollinators, pollination and food production.  S.G. Potts, V. L. Imperatriz-Fonseca, and H. T. Ngo, (eds).  Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Bonn, Germany
3.         Norris, Ken. Bailey, Mark. Keith, Aidan. Maskell, Lindsay. Reading, Christopher. Turner, Sarah. Vanbergen, Adam. Watt, Allan, & others. 2011 Biodiversity in the context of ecosystem services [chapter 4]. In: UK National Ecosystem Assessment. Understanding nature's value to society. Technical Report. Cambridge, UNEP-WCMC, 63-104.

Mots Clés

écologie des populations et des communautés d'insectes, pollinisateurs, herbivores, ennemis naturels, faune du sol, réseaux trophiques, interactions interspécifiques, utilisation des terres et paysages, gestion agricole, changement climatique, espèces envahissantes

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