Global Biodiversity Change group, University College London


Our groups's research aims to understand how biodiversity is changing in response to recent environmental change, and to predict how biodiversity will change in future. We are also interested in the consequences of biodiversity change for human societies. To address these questions, our work mostly entails advanced data analysis and the development of large-scale models of biodiversity and ecosystems.

We are based in the Centre for Biodiversity & Environment Research in the Genetics, Evolution and Environment Department at University College London. Visit Tim's UCL profile page.

Our group adheres to a set of guiding principles, aiming to improve the work culture in academia.

Current opportunities

You can always get in touch with a CV if you would like to explore other funding options.

Please visit our Opportunities page for more information on recruitment and funding.

Latest news

WELCOME: We welcome several new members to the group this week. Tadhg Carroll starts as a post-doc working on our project aimed at understanding interactive effects of climate change and land use on biodiversity globally. Isabelle Leconche, Riley Beskeen and Shuai Yue start masters projects in the group, investigating how land-use climate interactions impact insect biodiversity.

NEW PAPER: Jianqiao published a paper investigating how agricultural management practices shape the biodiversity impacts of human land use.

NEW PAPER: Chenchen published a paper classifying the vulnerability of dryland birds to heatwaves.

NEW PAPER: Adrienne published another paper from her PhD, investigating how species traits correlate with observed responses to land use and expected range shifts due to climate change. Species with narrow geographic ranges and specialization on natural habitats emerge as being particularly at risk.

NEW PREPRINT: Daan has deposited the first paper from his PhD. In it he explores the use of Large Language Models for synthesizing information from the ecological literature, specifically focusing on the identification of species involved in agricultural pest control.

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More information

You can find more information about my research on these webpages, and also from the following websites:

General information: ORCID
Publications: Web of Science; Google Scholar
Impact: Impact Story