Professor James Bull

Professor James Bull

Professor, Biosciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602972

Email address

Academic Office - 145
First Floor
Wallace Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I am interested in spatial connectivity in population dynamics and the population-level consequences of movement, as well as disease ecology. These research areas overlap as free-living organisms come into contact with transmissible agents of infectious disease. I use a combination of mathematical modelling, ecological experiments with model species, and field observations from natural ecosystems.

In my theoretical research on population and community ecology, I ask questions about persistence, co-existence, and resilience of species. This is grounded in important applied problems, including agri-environmental sustainability, biodiversity loss, and marine management, in the face of environmental change.


Areas Of Expertise

  • Ecological statistics
  • Long-term monitoring
  • Marine mammals
  • Metapopulations
  • Pest control
  • Pollinators
  • Population dynamics and genetics
  • Seagrass

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Most of my undergraduate teaching revolves around experimental design, statistics, and field survey techniques.

I supervise postgraduate research projects on understanding species distributions, dynamics, and resilience. I can provide expert supervision in data analysis and modelling, as well as logistical advice and support for practical projects in the lab or field.

I am Biosciences Director of Postgraduate Research and coordinate Biosciences Maths and Statistics Support (BioMaSS), also known as ‘Stats Help’.

Research Award Highlights