Andrew Gordon Howe

Andrew Gordon Howe


I work across different fields within applied urban ecology including insect-plant communities, human-nature interactions and green infrastructure management.  

Presently, collaborative projects focus on multifunctional urban stormwater management and enhancing urban nature for people and non-human organisms.

I teach the course Biodiversity in Urban Nature and continuously supervise MSc students from Landscape architecture, Biology and Nature Management.

My PhD focused on community interactions involving the invasive harlequin ladybeetle, native insects and entomopathogenic fungi. This work combined classic laboratory investigations of interspecific competition between predators with DNA gut-content analysis of insects caught in tree crowns. The study provides new insights into consequences of invasive species on urban biodiversity. 

Since moving to Denmark from Australia in 2001, I have completed a BSc at Roskilde University Centre followed by a MSc from University of Copenhagen. Previous projects span pressures of urbanisation on beetles to predation services provided by arthropods in tropical agroecosystems.



Selected publications

  1. Published

    Biodiversitet på kirkegården

    Ravn, Hans Peter, Howe, Andrew Gordon & Tvedt, Tilde, May 2016, In : Videnblade Park og Landskab. 06.08-06

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleCommunication

  2. Published

    Potential for exploitative competition, not intraguild predation, between invasive harlequin ladybirds and flowerbugs in urban parks

    Howe, Andrew Gordon, Ravn, Hans Peter, Pipper, C. B. & Aebi, A., 2016, In : Biological Invasions. 16, 2, p. 517-532 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Spatial and taxonomical overlap of fungi on phylloplanes and invasive alien ladybirds with fungal infections in tree crowns of urban green spaces

    Howe, Andrew Gordon, Ravn, Hans Peter, Jensen, Annette Bruun & Meyling, Nicolai Vitt, Sep 2016, In : F E M S Microbiology Ecology. 92, 9, 11 p., fiw143.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Ekstensiv pleje kan skabe mere biodiversitet i byens vejrabatter

    Bang Madsen, M., Folvig, Sara, Nielsen, K. & Howe, Andrew Gordon, 2015

    Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationResearch

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