Elizabeth Downey

Elizabeth Downey

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Elizabeth Downey

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elizabeth.downey.20@ucl.ac.uk

Start Year

2021 (Cohort 8)

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PhD Project
PhD Title

Patterns and drivers of human-wildlife interactions and co-existence in the Anthropocene

Research Theme

Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation

Primary Supervisor
Primary Institution

BBK

Secondary Supervisor
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NHM

Abstract

In the face of a planetary emergency, transformational change is needed in the relationship between humanity and the natural world, to sustainable coexistence. Baselines are needed against which to measure the existing and future effects of human impacts on species and co-existence. Natural history collections offer an unparalleled archive of historical biodiversity data. This project will investigate whether historic and contemporary data from natural history collections can be used to establish species range distribution baselines and change over time; whether historic and contemporary data from such collections can inform human-wildlife co-existence; and whether we can link these results to anthropogenic or environmental factors such as land-use change.

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