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Brandon Mak

PhD student, Department of Geography, King's College London

Brandon Mak is a PhD student in the Department of Geography. He trained as an architect at the University of Edinburgh between 2012-17, where he earned a BA and Master of Architecture. Subsequently, he moved to London to complete his MSc in Sustainable Cities with distinction in 2018 at King’s College London.

There, he collaborated with the Barn Owl Trust to conduct fieldwork as part of his master's thesis, which studied the influence of buildings on the microclimates of nest boxes used for barn owl conservation.


  • –present
    PhD student in the Department of Geography, King's College London


  • 2023
    The raptor lockdown menu—Shifts in prey composition suggest urban peregrine diets are linked to human activities, People and Nature
  • 2021
    Breeding habitat selection of urban peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) in London, Journal of Urban Ecology
  • 2021
    Living in the concrete jungle: A review and socio-ecological perspective of urban raptor habitat quality in Europe, Urban Ecosystems