Environment Many challenges facing human populations depend on the interaction between ecological systems, the environment and human wellbeing. Yet our current understanding of these complex systems is mostly insufficient for science-based intervention. The Ecosystems and Environment Research Theme is developing basic science and is designing innovative solutions for the following environmental challenges: (a) Land-use change and interactions between ecosystem processes, biodiversity and on human health and wellbeing; sustainable food and water supplies; human-environment-biosphere interactions; environmental medicine. (b) Managing focal species in complex ecosystems; disease, pest, invasive and/or vector biology; ecological synthetic biology and genomics. (c) Predicting, monitoring and mitigating environmental and biotic change across local to global scales; ecosystem science, including modelling, field and laboratory experiments; remote sensing ecology and automated monitoring systems; ecological engineering and prediction.

Research groups

Research focus

Dr Lauren Cator

Lauren's lab aims to reduce mosquito borne diseases

Dr Lauren Cator

Lauren's lab aims to reduce mosquito borne diseases

Cristina investigates the causes of species extinction

Dr Cristina Banks-Leite

Cristina investigates the causes of species extinction

Richard investigates the effect of land use change on bees

Dr Richard Gill

Richard investigates the effect of land use change on bees

Julia looks at factors affecting social behaviour of birds

Dr Julia Schroeder

Julia looks at factors affecting social behaviour of birds

What makes a conservation intervention successful?

Dr Morena Mills

What makes a conservation intervention successful?

How do land use patterns affect the diets of primates?

Dr Jason Hodgson

How do land use patterns affect the diets of primates?

The impact of environmental stressors on ecosystems

Prof Guy Woodward

The impact of environmental stressors on ecosystems

Applying tools in maths and computing to issues in biodivers

Dr James Rosindell

Applying tools in maths and computing to issues in biodiversity

Predicting the effects of climate change

Dr Samraat Pawar

Predicting the effects of climate change

Bugs! Day 2016

Bugs! Day 2016

A GCEE family day out