The Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity brings together researchers from disciplines and departments across the University of York's three faculties and from partner organisations in Australia, Canada and Scotland.

Through collaborative, interdisciplinary working our researchers aim to develop an improved understanding of biodiversity gains, as well as losses, and inform and influence how society responds to these changes.

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Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity
lcab-enquiries@york.ac.uk
@AnthropoceneBio

The Directorate, supported by the Research Strategy Group, lead on Centre development to ensure we meet our aims of delivering interdisciplinary, novel research into Anthropocene biodiversity.

Professor Chris Thomas, Director 

Biology, University of York

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Professor Kate Pickett, Associate Director 

Health Sciences, University of York

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Dr Mark Jenner, Associate Director

History, University of York

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Along with the Directorate the following researchers form our Research Strategy Group, which oversees development and progress of the research programmes.

 

Dr Maria Azeredo de Dornelas

Biology, University of St Andrews

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Professor Robert Costanza

Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

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Dr Kanchon Dasmahapatra

Biology, University of York

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Dr Alison Dyke

Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York

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Professor Jean Grugel

Politics, University of York

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Professor Jane Hill

Biology, University of York

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Professor Ida Kubiszewski

Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

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Professor Nicky Milner

Archaeology, University of York

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Professor Helen Smith

English and Related Literature, University of York

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Professor Susan Stepney

Computer Science, University of York

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Professor Lindsay Stringer

Environment and Geography

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Professor Matthew Thomas

York Environmental Sustainability Institute, University of York

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Dr Chris West

Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York

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Professor Mark Vellend

Biology, Université de Sherbrooke

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The External Advisory Group will provide annual, independent feedback and advice, from a wide range of perspectives, on research activity.

 

Professor Sue Hartley (Chair)

Vice-President for Research, University of Sheffield

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Nnimmo Bassey

Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation

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Professor Mike Hulme

Geography, University of Cambridge

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Professor Melissa Leach

Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

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Professor Harriet Ritvo

History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Our postdoctoral researchers conduct innovative transdisciplinary research in a wide range of areas relevant to the Centre's goals, working both on individual and collaborative projects.

Dr Katie Davis

Evolution of Biodiversity
Biology, University of York

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Dr Jack Hatfield

Data Analyst
Biology, University of York

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Dr Inês Martins

Accumulation of Biodiversity
Biology, University of York

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Dr Harrie Neal

Attitudes to Biological Purity
History, University of York

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Dr Caroline Ward

Impact of Socioeconomic Inequality on the Environment 
Health Sciences, University of York

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We will draw on the knowledge and expertise of University of York associates whose research areas dovetail with the work of the Centre. Any academic working on a complementary area is welcome to become an associate of the Centre.

Dr Colin Beale

Biology

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Professor Neil Carter

Politics

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Dr Sabine Clarke

History

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Dr Matthew Cotton

Environment and Geography

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Dr Helen Cowie

History

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Professor Calvin Dytham

Biology

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Dr Jonathan Finch

Archaeology

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Dr Daniel Franks

Computer Science

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Dr Richard Friend

Environment and Geography

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Professor Stephen Holland

Philosophy

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Professor Jeff Jia

Management

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Dr Cade McCall

Psychology

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Professor David Moon

History

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Dr David Orton

Archaeology

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Dr Rachel Pateman

Stockholm Environment Institute

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Dr Jon Pitchford

Mathematics

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Dr Phil Platts

Environment and Geography

 

Dr Darren Reed

Sociology

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Dr Amanda Rees

Sociology

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Dr Chris Renwick

History

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Dr Indrajit Roy

Politics

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Dr Katherine Selby

Environment and Geography

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Dr Freya Sierhuis

English and Related Literature

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Dr Daryl Stump

Archaeology, Environment and Geography

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Dr Julia Touza-Montero

Environment and Geography

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Dr Kevin Walsh

Archaeology

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Dr Lizzie Wandrag

Biology

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Dr Sarah West

Stockholm Environment Institute

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Professor Piran White

Environment and Geography

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Dr Jamie Wood

Mathematics

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Contact us

Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity
lcab-enquiries@york.ac.uk
@AnthropoceneBio