Dr Jake Snaddon

Dr Jake Snaddon (investigator) University of Southampton



Contact details:

Life Sciences Building 85
Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ


Email: J.L.Snaddon@soton.ac.uk

Tel : +44 (0)2380594268

Web : http://www.southampton.ac.uk/biosci/about/staff/jls2u12.page? 


Role in MAGLUE: Investigator


Research background: Dr Snaddon is an ecologist with 10 years’ experience of working in Southeast Asia on land-use change and oil palm issues. He is currently coordinating a collaborative project, the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function in Tropical Agriculture (BEFTA) Project (www.oilpalmdiversity.com), based in central Sumatra within an oil palm landscape, provides science-based evidence for the links between management and ecosystem functions and services, developing baseline information on environmental impacts of biodiversity levels and carbon emissions. He has participated in key industry and academic meetings on oil palm and the environment (ICOPE, MPOB, RSPO) and was a member of the Royal Society steering group on sustainable oil palm production.


Dr Snaddon’s role in MAGLUE is to provide case studies for Work Package 3. Through his expertise in LUC in Southeast Asia, Dr Snaddon will be collecting data on case studies that will give a wider perspective on the effects of LUC. We have sites in Eastern Europe, USA, south America and Southeast Asia that Jake will help analyse to be integrated into WP4 and WP5.



Ewers, R.M., R.K. Didham, L. Fahrig, G. Ferraz, A. Hector, R.D. Holt, V. Kapos, G. Reynolds, W. Sinun and J.L. Snaddon. 2011. A large-scale forest fragmentation experiment: the Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems Project. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences. 366:3292-3302.


Fayle, T.M., E.C. Turner, J.L. Snaddon, V.K. Chey, A.Y. Chung, P. Eggleton and W.A. Foster. 2010. Oil palm expansion into rain forest greatly reduces ant biodiversity in canopy, epiphytes and leaf-litter. Basic and Applied Ecology. 11:337-345.


Foster, W.A., J.L. Snaddon, E.C. Turner, T.M. Fayle, T.D. Cockerill, M.F. Ellwood, G.R. Broad, A.Y. Chung, P. Eggleton and C.V. Khen. 2011. Establishing the evidence base for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem function in the oil palm landscapes of South East Asia. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 366:3277-3291.


Hector, A., C. Philipson, P. Saner, J. Chamagne, D. Dzulkifli, M. O'Brien, J.L. Snaddon, P. Ulok, M. Weilenmann and G. Reynolds. 2011. The Sabah Biodiversity Experiment: a long-term test of the role of tree diversity in restoring tropical forest structure and functioning. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 366:3303-3315.


Jackson, L., M. van Noordwijk, J. Bengtsson, W. Foster, L. Lipper, M. Pulleman, M. Said, J. Snaddon and R. Vodouhe. 2010. Biodiversity and agricultural sustainagility: from assessment to adaptive management. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 2:80-87.


Johnson, S., A. Bose, J.L. Snaddon and B. Moss. 2012. The role of earthworms in nitrogen and solute retention in a tropical forest in Sabah, Malaysia: a pilot study. Journal of Tropical Ecology. 28:611-614.


Savilaakso, S., C. Garcia, J. Garcia-Ulloa, J. Ghazoul, M. Groom, M.R. Guariguata, Y. Laumonier, R. Nasi, G. Petrokofsky and J. Snaddon. 2014. Systematic review of effects on biodiversity from oil palm production. Environmental Evidence. 3:1-21.


Snaddon, J., G. Petrokofsky, P. Jepson and K.J. Willis. 2013a. Biodiversity technologies: tools as change agents. Biology letters. 9:20121029.


Snaddon, J.L. and E.C. Turner. 2007. A child's eye view of the insect world: perceptions of insect diversity. Environmental Conservation. 34:33-35.


Snaddon, J.L., E.C. Turner, T.M. Fayle, C.V. Khen, P. Eggleton and W.A. Foster. 2011. Biodiversity hanging by a thread: the importance of fungal litter-trapping systems in tropical rainforests. Biology letters:rsbl20111115.


Snaddon, J.L., E.C. Turner and W.A. Foster. 2008. Children's perceptions of rainforest biodiversity: which animals have the lion's share of environmental awareness? PLoS One. 3:e2579.


Snaddon, J.L., K.J. Willis and D.W. Macdonald. 2013b. Biodiversity: Oil-palm replanting raises ecology issues. Nature. 502:170-171.


Turner, E.C., J.L. Snaddon, T.M. Fayle and W.A. Foster. 2008. Oil palm research in context: identifying the need for biodiversity assessment. Plos One. 3:e1572.


Turner, E.C., J.L. Snaddon, H.R. Johnson and W.A. Foster. 2007. The impact of bird's nest ferns on stemflow nutrient concentration in a primary rain forest, Sabah, Malaysia. Journal of Tropical Ecology. 23:721-724.