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.
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.
To understand the impact of human mediated threats on biodiversity, scientists frequently turn to data that quantifies human impact on species. A key metric for this is species extinction risk, and the primary source of such data is the IUCN Red List.
Published: Oct 24, 2016 3:31:48 PM
The often opportunistic nature of biological recording via citizen science initiatives can lead to data that are biased towards particular species, places or seasons. However, such biases may give valuable insight into volunteers’ recording behaviour.
Published: Sep 14, 2016 10:24:02 AM