Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research (CBER)


Seychelles by air - Ben Collen

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.


Excellence Fellowships

UCL's Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment (GEE) is looking to recruit promising early-career researchers in the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research. This internationally-regarded research centre is expanding in 2015 with newly-converted laboratory and office facilities in the heart of UCL’s campus in central London. For more information and for details on how to apply, please see our Fellowship page


CBER News and Events

CBER Post-doc Lizzie Boakes publishes new paper

CBER Post-doc Dr Lizzie Boakes, alongside Dr Ben Collen, has authored a paper entitled 'Inferring species extinction: the use of sighting records' which has been published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution More...

Published: Mar 5, 2015 2:53:18 PM

Paper published by PhD Student Tim Lucas

Estimating the absolute density of a species in an area is difficult. Did your survey count few individuals because the species is rare, or because it is easily missed? We have developed a method for estimating absolute density using data collected with camera traps and acoustic detectors. We tested the validity of the new method using spatial simulations. As sensors such as camera traps and acoustic detectors become more ubiquitous, the method will be increasingly useful for monitoring unmarked animal populations across broad spatial, temporal and taxonomic scales. More...

Published: Mar 4, 2015 3:42:07 PM

Human activity puts Earth’s systems at risk

A paper coauthored by CBER's Director, Professor Georgina Mace, was published in Science today. More...

Published: Jan 16, 2015 12:21:01 PM

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