We are the Biodiversity Science and Policy Group, based in the Department of Zoology, Oxford and the Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College.
We are interested in applying cutting-edge techniques from a range of biological disciplines to tackle the challenge of understanding and conserving biodiversity, and building socio-ecological resilience in a warming world. On the science side, we use experimental, lab and field studies in conjunction with regional and global comparative analyses to address three general topics: How do new species and phenotypes evolve? What determines how lineages and traits assemble into ecological communities? And, how can these insights help us to understand and manage the response of ecosystems to environmental change? On the policy side, we are working with policy makers and practitioners to bring understanding of the value of biodiversity to the heart of decision making, with a particular focus on nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation.