School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Conservation of biodiversity

Conservation of biodiversity

There are significant pressures on the world’s biodiversity, such that species declines are at levels not seen before. Habitats are being lost and fragmented at unprecedented rates.

There are significant pressures on the world’s biodiversity, such that species declines are at levels not seen before. Habitats are being lost and fragmented at unprecedented rates.

We develop new conceptual and analytical approaches using a range of data, including earth observation data and data compiled in two large researcher networks (LAI project, Biofrag project).

We aim to understand these patterns and answer questions that flow, directly or indirectly, from global biodiversity policy agreements.

We have extensive field experience in species dynamics, landscape ecology, and human: wildlife interactions and how they relate to conservation in Asia, Africa and the UK.

We have strong research collaborations in many countries throughout the world underpinning this research.