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 » 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 » Nathalie Seddon

Professor of Biodiversity & NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellow

Nathalie Seddon studies the causes and consequences of biodiversity loss and climate change. Her current work as a NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellow and Research Associate of the International Institute for Environment and Development involves translating ecosystem science for the benefit of decision makers in government and business in order to bring the equitable protection of nature to the centre of the sustainable development agenda.

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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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People » Tonya Lander

Research Fellow, Pembroke College

Tonya Lander's lab uses cutting edge tracking technology to study the impact of land-use type and land-use change on pollinator behaviour and pollination service provision.

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People » Yadvinder Malhi

Professor of Ecosystems Science; Leader, ECI Ecosystems Research Programme & Jackson Senior Research Fellow at Oriel College, Oxford

Yadvinder’s research interests focus on interactions between tropical ecosystems and the global atmosphere.

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