The UCL Environment Research Domain brings together this mass of expertise to facilitate leading research into important societal questions around the conservation of biodiversity and the benefits it provides to people.
UCL has expertise in biodiversity, ecology and conservation biology spread among multiple faculties and departments, including the Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment (GEE) and the Department of Geography. Interdisciplinary centres include the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research in GEE and the Environmental Change and Biodiversity group in Geography. Research into the evolutionary processes that underpin the emergence of biological diversity is conducted in GEE’s Centre for Life’s Origins and Evolution, and deep time perspectives are explored in Earth Sciences. Links between biodiversity and people’s livelihoods, health and wellbeing are also studied in Anthropology.