A minute with… David Tilman

David is Regents Professor and McKnight Presidential Chair in Ecology at the University of Minnesota, and Director of the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve.

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During a recent visit to Nature’s London office to talk about “Biodiversity’s Past, Present and Future”, David Tilman answers 60(ish) seconds of rapid-fire questions from Nature Ecology and Evolution editor Simon Harold – a feature stolen from inspired by the Nature Microbiology micro-interview.

Simon Harold

Senior Editor, Nature Ecology and Evolution

Simon joined Nature Communications as Associate Editor for ecology in 2014, having previously managed journals in ecology, genetics and plant biology as Executive Editor for the BMC series. He joined the launch team of Nature Ecology & Evolution in 2016. Prior to his doctoral studies, Simon worked on research projects at Cardiff University, NERC Centre for Population Biology and University of Manchester encompassing fungal biology, community ecology and developmental morphometrics. He obtained his PhD from University of Leeds investigating the spatial ecology of host-natural enemy interactions, in collaboration with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Oxford.