Patrick joined Nature Publishing Group in 2005 as an Assistant Editor at Nature Reviews Genetics and Nature Reviews Cancer. In 2008 he moved to Nature, where he served as Senior Editor covering ecology and evolution, before becoming Chief Editor of Nature Ecology & Evolution in 2016. He has handled primary manuscripts and review articles across the entire breadth of ecology and evolution, as well as advising and writing for other sections of Nature. Patrick has a degree in genetics from the University of Cambridge, did his DPhil in experimental evolution at the University of Oxford, and did postdoctoral work on evolutionary and ecological genetics at University College London in association with Imperial College London at Silwood Park.
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Bumblebees, such as this Bombus lucorum visiting an Eryngium flower in an urban allotment, are important urban pollinators. Analysis of plant-pollinator networks in UK cities shows that increasing the area of allotments and adding flowers to urban green space improves the robustness of city-scale plant-pollinator communities. Image: Nadine Mitschunas. Cover Design: Bethany Vukomanovic.
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