Ecosystems and the environment
Many challenges facing human populations depend on the interaction between ecological systems, the environment and human wellbeing. Yet our current understanding of these complex systems is mostly insufficient for science-based intervention. The Ecosystems and Environment Research Theme is developing basic science and is designing innovative solutions for the following environmental challenges: (a) Land-use change and interactions between ecosystem processes, biodiversity and on human health and wellbeing; sustainable food and water supplies; human-environment-biosphere interactions; environmental medicine. (b) Managing focal species in complex ecosystems; disease, pest, invasive and/or vector biology; ecological synthetic biology and genomics. (c) Predicting, monitoring and mitigating environmental and biotic change across local to global scales; ecosystem science, including modelling, field and laboratory experiments; remote sensing ecology and automated monitoring systems; ecological engineering and prediction.
Dr Lauren Cator
Lauren's lab aims to reduce mosquito borne diseases
Dr Cristina Banks-Leite
Cristina investigates the causes of species extinction
Dr Richard Gill
Richard investigates the effect of land use change on bees
Dr Julia Schroeder
Julia looks at factors affecting social behaviour of birds
Dr Morena Mills
What makes a conservation intervention successful?
Dr Jason Hodgson
How do land use patterns affect the diets of primates?
Prof Guy Woodward
The impact of environmental stressors on ecosystems
Dr James Rosindell
Applying tools in maths and computing to issues in biodiversity
Dr Samraat Pawar
Predicting the effects of climate change
Bugs! Day 2017
Highlights of Bugs! Day 2017