17 April 2013
Ben Collen has joined CBER as a lecturer. Ben completed a PhD at Imperial College London on vertebrate extinction risk before taking up a post doc at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, where he went on to become a Research Fellow, and Head of the Indicators & Assessments Unit.
Ben’s research interests concern understanding abundance variation among species particularly in light of different anthropogenic pressures, developing biodiversity indicators to accurately gauge biodiversity depletion and linking science to policy to enable robust environmental decision-making. He has field projects in a variety of places including Antarctica and Liberia, and recently edited a book, ‘Biodiversity monitoring and conservation’.