Laura Pollock

IMG_1484I’m a quantitative ecologist interested in a range of ecology and conservation topics. I’ve worked in a variety of places and continents- most recently in France with Wilfried Thuiller on a Marie Curie project CLEF ‘Conserving the Legacy of Evolution into the Future’. Before that in Australia at the University of Melbourne as part of the National Environmental Research Program (NERP Environmental Decisions Hub). And before that doing a PhD with Pete Vesk studying the coolest trees known to man (eucalypts, in case you weren’t aware of that fact), and before that in lowland swamps and marshes in the Gulf of Mexico with Loretta Battaglia, and before that in my own backyard- the mountains of Wyoming with Kate Dwire.

 

Louise O’Connor

DSC_0021Louise is doing a PhD project (co-supervised with W. Thuiller) on the ecology and conservation of food webs in space. She is working with a a fantastic dataset of species interactions for vertebrates across Europe and is using a bunch of cool methods- stochastic block models, species distribution models, and spatial conservation planning tools.

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