New Subject Editor Tim Newbold3 February 2017
I am a conservation ecologist and my main research interests are in understanding how human activities – especially through the effects of climate change and land-use change – are influencing the structure of ecological communities. For the last few years, I have been involved primarily in the PREDICTS Project, trying to understand and predict how biodiversity is responding to land-use change. I am particularly interested in the ecological characteristics of species that make them more or less sensitive to environmental changes. My work mainly involves the developmental of large-scale (often global) statistical models, using large datasets. I am based in London at the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research at University College London.