UCL Division of Biosciences

Dr Tatsiana Barychka

Dr Tatsiana Barychka

Research Fellow

Genetics, Evolution & Environment

Div of Biosciences

Joined UCL
28th Sep 2015

Research summary

My research interests lie in the areas of ecological modelling and biodiversity conservation. I am particularly interested in how biodiversity will fare under future land-use and climate change scenarios, such as the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways scenarios, and in translating these future biodiversity impacts into policy relevant indicators of species richness and abundance. My focus is on using mechanistic simulation modelling, such as the Madingley general ecosystem model, to make predictions of distribution and change in species biodiversity across the globe. I have also worked in areas such as bushmeat harvesting in Afrotropical forests, adaptive management, species richness in urban areas and analysing biotelemetry data in Antarctic fur seals.

·         Biodiversity conservation

·         Land-use management

·         Climate change

·         Complex ecological modelling

·         Bushmeat harvesting

·         Adaptive management

Teaching summary

BIOL1002: Quantitative Biology - Post Graduate Teaching Assistant
BIOL1008: Methods in Ecology and Evolution - Post Graduate Teaching Assistant


I have a DPhil from UCL on predicting sustainable levels of wild meat harvesting in sub-Saharan Africa and an MRes in Environmental Biology from the University of St Andrew. In 2019 I joined Tim Newbold's group looking at future changes in global biodiversity using the Madingley General Ecosystem Model. In this project I examine how land-use and climate change will affect ecosystems' diversity and structure.

I have a professional degree in accountancy and a BA in Management and have worked as an internal auditor prior to my career in conservation.