UCL Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research
The disciplines of biological field studies and of ecology have been embedded in UCL from the early days of both the College and the sciences themselves. From John Lindley to Francis Oliver to Edward Salisbury to Georgina Mace, UCL has been home to some of the most transformative thinkers in ecology.
The establishment of the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research in 2013 was the latest expression of UCL's commitment to developing our understanding of the environment, both for its own sake and in relation to human health and happiness. Such understanding is central to two domains within the UCL Grand Challenges research strategy: Environment and Food, Metabolism, and Society. Valuing and maintaining biodiversity is also central to the UN Strategic Development Goals.
Today, CBER continues to conduct ground-breaking research in biodiversity and the environment whilst training the next generation of scientists and conservation leaders.
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CBER develops innovative research at the interface of biodiversity and environmental change through three research themes.
Founded in 2013, CBER is the latest expression of UCL's commitment to research and training in ecology and evolution, and the necessity of conserving biodiversity for sustaining human economies & well-being.
From teaching in the field to influencing international policy, CBER operates across multiple scientific disciplines and methodologies, with an approach that is committed to inclusion and diversity.
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