Adham-Ashton-Butt

Dr Adham Ashton-Butt

Post-doctoral Research Associate

Faculty of Science and Engineering

a.ashton-butt@hull.ac.uk

Adham is part of the new avian migration and disease group at the University of Hull. In addition to his research in avian ecology and migration, he is interested in biodiversity/ecosystem function relationships and sustainable land management.

He particularly values multi-institutional and cross-disciplinary research and welcomes contact from other researchers/organisations who wish to collaborate.

Research

Research Interests

  • State-of-the-art methods in aeroecology
  • Bird migration and ecosystem functioning
  • Wildlife and habitat conservation in Southeast Asia
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in oil palm landscapes

Publications

Ashton-Butt, A., Aryawan, A. A. K., Hood, A., Naim, M., Purnomo, D., Suhardi, … Snaddon, J. L. (2018). Understory vegetation in oil palm plantations benefits soil biodiversity and decomposition rates. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 1, 10. https://doi.org/10.3389/ffgc.2018.00010

Ashraf, M., Zulkifli, R., Sanusi, R., Tohiran, K. A., Terhem, Ashton-Butt, A., R., … Azhar, B. (2018). Alley-cropping system can boost arthropod biodiversity and ecosystem functions in oil palm plantations. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 260, 19–26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2018.03.017

Jamhuri, J., Samantha, L. D., Tee, S. L., Kamarudin, N., Ashton-Butt, A., Zubaid, Ashton-Butt, A., Azhar, B. (2018). Selective logging causes the decline of large-sized mammals including those in unlogged patches surrounded by logged and agricultural areas. Biological Conservation, 227, 40–47. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.BIOCON.2018.09.004

Tee, S. L., Samantha, L. D., Kamarudin, N., Akbar, Z., Lechner, A. M., Ashton‐Butt, A., & Azhar, B. (2018). Urban forest fragmentation impoverishes native mammalian biodiversity in the tropics. Ecology and Evolution, 8(24), 12506–12521. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4632

Tohiran, K. A., Nobilly, F., Maxwell, T., Puan, C. L., Zakaria, M., Ashton-Butt, A., … Azhar, B. (2019). Cattle Grazing Benefits Farmland Bird Community Composition in Oil Palm Plantations. ORNITHOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 18(1), 81–94. https://doi.org/10.2326/osj.18.81