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Joseph J. Bailey

Lecturer in Biogeography, York St John University

I am a biogeographer and macroecologist, interested in advancing our understanding of patterns of plant and animal life. In particular, I use information on geodiversity, which relates to landforms, geology, soils, and hydrology, to do this. My research on linking biodiversity and geodiversity – living and non-living nature – has both theoretical (e.g. ecological understanding) and applied (e.g. conservation in the face of environmental change) dimensions.

Meanwhile, I am the Senior Scientist at Operation Wallacea's Romania field site, with previous experience at their Madagascar site, also. Through my involvement in these sites, I have research projects on and around: biodiversity change, habitat fragmentation and connectivity, human-landscape interactions, microendemic spiders, plant indicator species, and lemur behaviour.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Geography, York St John University


  • 2018 
    University of Nottingham, PhD