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Lead Researcher Prof. Kate Jones

Research Fellows

  • Dr. Daniyar Turmukhambetov. 2016- Nature Smart Cities. Agency: NERC, EPSRC.

  • Dr. Michael Firman.  2015-present. Biodiversity Science through Advances in Machine Learning and Computer Vision. Agency: EPSRC.

  • Dr. David Redding. 2012-present. Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa. Agency: NERC

 

PhD/EngD Graduate Students

  • Roee Maor. 2012-present. Evolution of activity patterns in mammals, UCL and University of Tel’Aviv. Agency: University of Tel’Aviv.

  • Alison Fairbrass. 2013-present. Maximising building design for biodiversity, UCL. Agency: UCL USAR EngD EPSRC. 

  • Rory Gibb. 2017-present. Zoonotic disease and planetary health, UCL. Agency: UCL PhD Scholarship.

  • Ella Browning. 2017-present. Acoustic monitoring of bats, UCL. Agency: NERC, London DTP.

  • Mikael Maes. 2017-present. Cities, green infrastructure and human wellbeing, UCL. Agency: NERC, London DTP.

  • Lydia Franklinos. 2017-present. Spatial and temporal trends of mosquito-borne pathogen transmission, UCL. Agency: NERC, London DTP.

  • Lauren Enright. 2017-present. Dynamic zoonotic disease modelling for environmental change. Agency: NERC, Quantitative Methods in Ecology & Evolution CDT.

 

We also have a large group of masters students, undergraduate project students and interns!

Research Group Alumni

Research Fellows

  • Dr. Kamran Safi. 2011. Understanding the role of history in ecology. Agency: Swiss Science Foundation. Now has a faculty position at Max Plank Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzell, Germany.

  • Dr. Tiffany Bogich. 2011. Macroecology of emerging Infectious disease. Agency: Wildlife Trust, US. Now working in industry.

  • Dr. Sebastian Funk. 2011. Predicting the next pandemic of emerging infectious disease. Agency: Wildlife Trust, US. Now has a faculty position at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

  • Dr. Robin Freeman. 2013. Movement ecology. Agency: UCL & Microsoft. Now is the head of the Indicators & Assessments Team at ZSL.

  • Dr. Vassilios Stathopoulos.  2015. Biodiversity Science through Advances in Machine Learning and Computer Vision. Agency: EPSRC. Now is working in industry.

  • Dr. Oisin Mac Aodha. 2016. Biodiversity Science through Advances in Machine Learning and Computer Vision. Agency: EPSRC. Now at Cal Tech, USA.

 

Ph.D Graduate Students

  • Dr. Natalie Cooper. 2008. Phylogenetic approaches to studying competition. ZSL and Imperial College, University of London. Agency: NERC, UK. Dr. Cooper is an Assistant Professor at Natural History Museum, London.

  • Dr. Savrina Carrizo. 2011. Changes in the distribution and abundance of North American breeding birds. ZSL and Cambridge University. Agency: Australian Science Foundation. Dr. Carrizo now works for IUCN, Cambridge.

  • Dr. Alanna Collen. 2012. Evolution of echolocation. ZSL and University College London Agency: NERC, UK. Dr. Collen is now a freelance science writer.

  • Dr. Alexander Gorbachev. 2014. Bats as bioindicators of environmental change in Russia. ZSL and University of Bryansk, Russia. Agency: University of Bryansk. Now a research fellow at University of Bryansk.

  • Dr. Charlotte Walters. 2014. Current and future conservation of European bats. ZSL and University of Kent. Agency: NERC, UK. Dr. Walters is a research fellow at Center for Biodiversity & Environment Research, UCL, London.

  • Dr. Henry Ferguson-Gow. 2014. Evolution and diversification of ants. ZSL and University of East Anglia Agency: NERC, UK. Dr. Ferguson-Gow is a research fellow at University College London.

  • Dr. Veronica Zamora-Gutierrez. 2015. Predicting impact of future global change on Mexican bats. ZSL and Cambridge University. Agency: University of Cambridge. Now is a research fellow at UNM, Mexico.

  • Dr. Ellie Dyer. 2016. A global study of the richness, spread and impacts of exotic birds, UCL and ZSL. Agency: UCL BEAMS Impact Award and ZSL. Now is a research fellow at Center for Biodiversity & Environment Research, UCL, London.

  • Dr. David Curnick. 2016. Effectiveness of marine protected areas for protecting migratory pelagic fish species. UCL and ZSL. Agency: UCL BEAMS Impact Award and ZSL. Now is a research fellow at Center for Biodiversity & Environment Research, UCL, London.

  • Dr. Tim Lucas. 2016. Methods for the prediction of occurrences of rare, zoonotic diseases. UCL. Agency: UCL CoMPLEX. Now is a research fellow at Big Data Institute at Oxford University.

  • Dr. Katherine Booth-Jones. 2016. Ecology and Evolution of Round Island Petrels. UCL and ZSL. Agency: NERC.

 

We have also had a lot of fabulous masters students, undergraduate project students and interns many of which have gone onto PhD or masters programs or jobs in conservation or industry.