Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research


Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research (CBER)

CBER is an interdisciplinary centre within UCL’s Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment

Staff and students in the centre undertake research at the interface between biodiversity and environmental change, and are actively engaged in communicating new research and relating findings to policy.

Sapo National Park Liberia by Ben Collen

CBER offers training opportunities, including hosting postdoctoral fellows and supervising research students through the NERC London Doctoral Training Partnership and MRes in Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation.

CBER News and Events

Vertebrates threatened by biological invasions

Dr. Celine Bellard has published a paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, on how invasive alien species (IAS) are responsible for many species extinctions worldwide. However to which degree they shape the spatial distribution of threatened species is largely unknown.

Published: Jan 27, 2016 11:50:42 AM

Map shows hotspots for bat-human virus transmission risk

West Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia are most at risk from bat viruses ‘spilling over’ into humans resulting in new emerging diseases, according to a new global map compiled by scientists at UCL, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the University of Edinburgh. 

Published: Jan 11, 2016 3:54:35 PM