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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

How protected areas influence their surroundings

In a study recently published in Conservation Biology, Judith Ament, a PhD student at the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research, investigated how South African national parks influence land-cover loss outside their boundaries.

Published: Apr 29, 2016 2:50:54 PM

Biggest library of bat sounds compiled

The biggest library of bat sounds has been compiled to identify bats from their calls in Mexico – a country which harbours many of the Earth's species and has one of the highest rates of species extinction and habitat loss.

Published: Apr 14, 2016 1:44:05 PM

IPBES and Beyond: A Future Earth Symposium

From the 6th to the 10th of March 2016 a group of more than 70 researchers working on policy, environmental management and conservation met in beautiful Monte Verita, Switzerland to examine data needs and gaps for the upcoming IPBES global and regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Sarah Whitmee from CBER attended the meeting, which hosted researchers working across different types of biological systems and brought together data providers alongside some of those charged with conducting the assessments. 

Published: Apr 5, 2016 10:15:12 AM