Biodiversity

Conversion of land for food production is a major threat to biodiversity, while much biodiversity exists on agricultural land. The conservation of wildlife and the maintenance of ecosystem services can be separated from issues of food security.

People » Jessica Thorn

DPhil Student, Department of Zoology

Assessing the impact of land management strategies of small-holder farmers on ecosystem processes, goods and services, and human well-being in a changing climate

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People » Jim Hall

Director, Environmental Change Institute. Professor of Climate and Environmental Risk (School of Geography and the Environment)

Professor Jim Hall FREng is Director of the Environmental Change Institute

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People » John Krebs

Emeritus Professor of Zoology

John Krebs is no longer carrying out original research. His interests lie in the relationship between science and policy, and has been particularly involved in policy related to the control of bovine tuberculosis.

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People » Kathy Willis

Professor of Biodiversity & Director of Science at Kew Gardens

Kathy's research interests focus on biodiversity responses to environmental change and the dynamic processes of species and their interactions with the environment over a range of timescales.

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People » Lindsay Turnbull

Associate Professor & Tutorial Fellow, Queen’s College

Lindsay’s research interests focus on how and why plant species differ from one another and what the consequences are for ecosystems.

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People » Mark Hirons

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Mark is a post-doctoral researcher working on the Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) ECOLIMITS project. This interdisciplinary project will be investigating the linkages between ecosystem service provision and the multiple dimensions of poverty in coffee- and cocoa-dominated agricultural settings, focusing on Ethiopia and Ghana respectively. The project will use a range of methods to develop a holistic understanding of how ecosystems influence, and are influenced by, socio-economic, political and cultural conditions across various scales.

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People » Mike Bonsall

Professor of Mathematical Biology

Mike Bonsall is a population biologist and has research interests across range of disciplines including biodiversity, ecology, evolution, health and economics.

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People » Owen Lewis

Professor of Ecology, Fellow & Tutor in Biological Sciences at Brasenose College

Owen is a community ecologist and conservation biologist.

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People » Pablo Munoz Rodriguez

DPhil candidate, Plant Sciences Department

Pablo is a DPhil candidate in the Plant Sciences Department. Before joining the Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), he worked on systematics of tropical vascular plants, biodiversity conservation and biodiversity data management according to an open-access scheme.

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People » Tom Thornton

Director, MSc Environmental Change & Management & Senior Research Fellow

Tom’s research interests are in the sustainability and local management of indigenous food systems.

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