University of Sheffield
Tom Webb is a Lecturer in Marine Ecology and Conservation at the University of Sheffield. He is a marine macroecologist, aiming to understand what drives large-scale variation in marine diversity in time and space. He takes a data-driven approach to these questions, developing open source tool sto link and enrich different sources of marine biodiversity data.
His work has been supported by independent research fellowships from the Royal Society and the Leverhulme Trust, as well as funding through the UK Marine Ecosystems Research Programme, where he was macroecology and ecoinformatics lead, and international initiatives including EMODnet Biology.
He has published widely on macroecology and marine biodiversity, with recent papers focusing on a wide range of ecosystems from the continental shelf to the deep sea, and he has pioneered comparative macroecological approaches to bridge the marine-terrestrial research divide.