Dr Tim Newbold
Principal Research Fellow
Genetics, Evolution & Environment
Div of Biosciences
- Joined UCL
- 28th Sep 2015
My research aims to understand how biodiversity is changing in response to recent environmental change, and to predict how biodiversity will change in future. I am also interested in the consequences of biodiversity change for human societies. To address these questions, my work centres around the development of large-scale models of biodiversity and ecosystems.
I organise and teach on the masters-level module Computational Methods in Biodiversity Research (BIOS0002). This course teaches experimental design, data handling and visualisation, hypothesis testing and statistics.
I also teach two lectures on population biology for the Species Conservation and Biodiversity module (BIOL0032).
I completed my undergraduate degree in zoology and my PhD at the University of Nottingham.
My PhD focused on the development of species distribution models as a tool for understanding the impacts of climate on biodiversity.
I then completed a post-doctoral position at the World Conservation Monitoring Centre in Cambridge, developing global models of human impacts on biodiversity.
In 2015, I moved to UCL to continue this work, and in 2016 I was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship.