Elizabeth Boakes

Teaching Fellow in Biodiversity and Environment Research, UCL

I am a conservation biologist with quite a wide range of research interests! My current research involves using the Madingley Model (a general ecosystem model) to predict future change in African ecosystems under the combined drivers of climate change, landuse change and bushmeat hunting.

I am also interested in the spatial patterns of extinction and use historical sightings and citizen science records to investigate how species' geographic ranges change over time and in response to threats. I have recently been working with Soapbox Science, a science communication initiative which promotes women in science, understanding the impact the program has had on both the public and on its speakers.

My past research has involved the population genetics of captive breeding populations.

Experience

  • –present
    Teaching Fellow in Biodiversity and Environment Research, UCL

Education

  • 2006 
    University of Cambridge, PhD in Conservation Genetics