Professor of Biodiversity
My research is focused on the use of fossils and modern datasets, models and innovative technologies to determine the diversity, distribution and abundance of plants and animals across global landscapes in space and time. This evidence-base is then used to understand biodiversity baselines, the resilience of biological communities to external shocks, the relationship between biodiversity and human health, and the distribution of natural capital assets across global landscapes that are important for human well-being.
An investigation into the impact of different measures of vegetation cover and characteristics in urban areas on mental health in Birmingham
A number of population-scale studies have emerged in the past few years to suggest that areas in cities containing more street trees have better mental health, even after taking into account socio-eco[...] Read more