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About Libby John

PVC/ Head of College of Science and Engineering University of Lincoln 2017 - Head of School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln 2011 - 2016 Faculty Director of Teaching and Learning, University of Lincoln 2010- 2011 Head of Department of Biology & Environmental Science, University of Sussex 2002–2009 Chair, Education, Careers and Training Committee of the British Ecological Society 2009 – 2012 NERC Peer Review College 2008-2011 Senior Lecturer in Ecology: University of Sussex 1999-2010 Lecturer in Ecology: University of Sussex 1992-1999 Killam Post-Doctoral Fellow: University of British Columbia, Canada 1990-1992 Post-doctoral Investigator: University of Michigan Biological Station, USA 1989 Teaching Assistant and Sessional Lecturer: University of Alberta 1984 -1989

Department Responsibilities

Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of the College of Science

Subject Specialism

Plant ecology, plant-animal interactions, root-soil interactions, biodiversity.


  • PhD Plant Ecology — University of Alberta, 1989
  • MSc Environmental Technology — Imperial College London, 1982
  • BSc Biology — University of Sussex, 1981


  • Fellow — Royal Society of Biology,
  • British Ecological Society Award — British Ecological Society,


Chair, Curriculum Committee, Society of Biology External Examiner Aberdeen University

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Research Interests

  • Hemiparasites

  • Plant Ecology

  • Plant-animal Interactions

  • Plant-nutrient Interactions

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • Royal Society of Biology
  • British Ecological Society