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Research interests

I am a computational/spatial ecologist interested in understanding how anthropogenic changes such as climate and land-use change affect global ecosystems, and how this in turn affects human well-being.

I am particularly interested in using novel statistical methods and heterogeneous sources of data to answer applied and theoretical questions. I was previously a mathematician and database developer, and apply skills learned there to answer ecological questions.

I am currently working at the University of Birmingham in the role of Birmingham Fellow. The first three years of this will be spent working on the IIASA-NERC funded project A complex-systems approach to improve understanding of the biodiversity-landscape structure relationship.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Geography, University of Nottingham

Award Date: 31 Jul 2015

Master of Science, Environmental Management, University of Nottingham

Award Date: 8 Dec 2011

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, University of Southampton

Award Date: 31 Jul 2005


  • GB Physical geography
  • spatial ecology
  • Biogeography
  • ecosystem services
  • macroecology


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