People and Nature Lab
Understanding how natural systems and human health and wellbeing depend upon one another is now critical as we face a growing global challenge: Human populations are appropriating more of the Earth’s resources, disrupting natural systems, and changing global climate patterns.
The People and Nature Lab in our new East campus in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, builds on UCL’s extraordinary breadth of world leading expertise across disciplines, bringing together academics from ecology, engineering, computer science, social science, health and the built environment to develop innovative approaches to tackle critical global challenges.
The cross-departmental People and Nature Lab is led by the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research (CBER), a world leading centre of excellence for understanding the impact of rapid environmental change on biodiversity, how species are adapting to anthropogenic change, and how the degradation of nature impacts people and society.
About The People and Nature Lab
This new MSc, the first of its kind globally, provides students with the interdisciplinary skills, theoretical and practical expertise needed to apply cutting-edge innovations in data science, sensor technologies, and applied artificial intelligence to monitor and manage ecosystems and wildlife populations to understand and reverse catastrophic changes in global biodiversity.
The MSc in Citizen Science will create a new generation of socially engaged scholars and practitioners to meet the needs of industry, government and public sectors which are seeing a rapid growth of the interest and participation of the general public in collecting and processing data to answer critical environmental questions.
Through the UCL Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, the People and Nature Lab is actively engaging with researchers, academics, institutions, and businesses worldwide to inform and develop our multi- and cross-disciplinary team of researchers, and to grow its impact. For PhD and Fellowship opportunities, make sure you stay in touch!
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