Lecturer in Conservation Biology, University of Exeter

I study the effects of human activity on wildlife around the world. My basic approach is to use patterns in species distributions to understand many aspects of species ecology – climate tolerances, biotic interactions, population dynamics, phenology – and how these will be affected by changes in climate and landscapes. I work at large scales, using computer models to study hundreds of species across countries and continents. I use my research to help guide conservation, evaluating the effectiveness of current and proposed management strategies, and working with social scientists to study how the choices that people make affect how conservation works. Finally, I think that the most useful science is that which bridges gaps between different research fields and I’m always open to considering new collaborations.

Experience

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    Lecturer in Conservation Biology, University of Exeter