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Dr Charlie Outhwaite
Medewar Building, 2nd Floor
University College London
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
Appointment
  • Research Associate
  • Genetics, Evolution & Environment
  • Div of Biosciences
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Associate Lecturer (Teaching)
  • Div of Biosciences
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
Biography

PostDoc (Current): Revealing the interactions between global biodiversity change and human food security. A collaboration between CBER and the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources. ‚ÄčNERC funded.

PhD:  Modelling Biodiversity Trends from Occurrence RecordsNERC CASE PhD linked with UCL and the RSPB, based at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology


Previous:

Jan 2014 - Aug 2014:       Project Research Assistant, Indicators & Assessments Unit, the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London

Jan 2013 - July 2013:        Research Intern, Indicators & Assessments Unit, the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London

Sept 2011 - Aug 2012:      MSc, Environmental bioscience in a changing climate, The University of Warwick

Sept 2008 - July 2011:     BSc, Biological Sciences, The University of Warwick

Research Groups
Research Themes
Research Summary

I am currently working on the NERC funded BIOTA project which aims to determine the interactions and trade-offs between biodiversity, agriculture and trade. I have been looking at how characteristics of the surrounding landscape, including landscape composition and complexity, influence local biodiversity within cropland systems. 

I am also interested in what drives insect biodiversity change and have been looking at the interactions between land use, use intensity and climate change and their impact on insect biodiversity.  This work has lead to an interest in how biodiversity change linked to these drivers may impact ecosystem functions and services. 

These areas of research have been exploring biodiversity change using the PREDICTs database.

Outside of the BIOTA project, I am also interested in large-scale biodiversity monitoring, the generation of biodiversity indicators, and the use of occurrence records to determine large-scale species trends.  I am particularly interested in patterns of biodiversity of understudied taxa such as invertebrates.

Teaching Summary

I am currently a workshop leader working with the Grant Museum and UCL Culture to deliver workshops on animal movement and robotics to secondary school children aged 11 - 18.

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