Laura Graham

Colleges, School and Institutes

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.

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Nottingham


  • Master of Science, University of Nottingham

    Environmental Management

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Southampton


Willingness to take PhD students