Our research seeks to understand the fundamental processes driving the evolution and maintenance of biodiversity from the genetic to the ecosystem level, how environments and ecosystems have changed over annual to millennial timescales and to predict and mitigate the future impacts of anthropogenic change and natural hazards. We are exploiting and pioneer in techniques from the molecular level to the global scale through earth observation. We have a unique focus on the relationships between people and the environment and findings are used to inform policy makers and practitioners in conservation and environmental regulation, planning and management.
Our research and impacts positions us as a leading institution in the area of Environmental Protection and Biological Conservation.
We have a number of impact activities, including:
And we also host the following conservation organisation:
we also have close links with
Support for Research
Biological and Environmental Sciences has a wide range of technical expertise to support its research interests, employing 9 full time and 2 part time staff.