Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research
Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research (CBER)
David Curnick at IMPAC3
Red Sea Coral Reef - David Curnick
Great White Shark - David Curnick
Seychelles by air - Ben Collen
King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) - Ben Collen
Brown Long-eared Bat - David Curnick
Tim Lucas with fox cub
Geotree - Tim Lucas
UCL CBER is an interdisciplinary centre with a goal to develop, undertake and communicate new research at the interface between biodiversity and environmental change.
The tools and gadgets available to remotely track animals and monitor populations and their habitats are getting better and more mechanised. Cameras mounted on birds can record where they fly; audio recordings capture bat calls; satellite images monitoring habitat change. However all this digital data needs to be analysed. Professor Kate Jones, an expert on biodiversity at University College London, thinks that this is where more technological advances are needed. She wants image recognition programmes to scan through millions of remote camera images, or sound recognition of hundreds of thousands of bat calls to be developed. More...
Published: Mar 10, 2014 3:55:55 PM
Published today in Nature Climate Change, the results of a study led by Richard Pearson (UCL Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research) and by Resit Akçakaya (Stony Brook University, New York), shows that climate change may not be fundamentally different from other extinction threats in terms of identifying species in danger of extinction. The study identified factors that predispose species to high extinction risk due to climate change in order to help conservation efforts to classify species that are most in danger. More...
Published: Feb 26, 2014 3:15:31 PM
CBER lecturer, Dr Ben Collen, has just had a paper published which he co-authored. The paper features the decline of megafauna found in the Sahara Desert. The article entitled 'Fiddling in biodiversity hotspots while eserts burn? Collapse of the Sahara's megafauna' can be found in the latest issue of Diversity and Distributions. More...
Published: Dec 4, 2013 11:25:45 AM
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