DR JON BENNIE

Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Geography and Environmental Science

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I’m a conservation ecologist and biogeographer interested in understanding how to defend and conserve biodiversity as the world around us changes rapidly. My research investigates the effects of processes such as climate change, urbanisation, habitat fragmentation, and agricultural intensification on ecological populations and communities.
Although my academic background is in plant ecology, I increasingly work on animals too, and with the help of some great collaborators from different disciplines I use a mixed range of methods applying concepts from landscape ecology, physical geography, meteorology, population biology,  community ecology (and anything else I can get my head around), to try to provide evidence-based solutions to the biodiversity crisis.