You've reached the research website of me (Hannah Wauchope) and my team. We're interested in how the changing world is affecting biodiversity, and what we can do to help conserve it. We ask questions at big scales, in both space and time, taking advantage of the increasing availability of big ecological datasets. Some of our work has included modelling how climate change will affect the distribution of Arctic species, assessing how well protected areas (like national parks and nature reserves) affect waterbird species across the world, and developing new methodologies to help conservationists make better decisions. We have a particular interest in the polar regions, with projects in both the Arctic and Antarctic.
Our work extends beyond academia and we have collaborated many government and non-government organisations, including The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), WWF, Wetlands International, The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Australian Antarctic Division.
For more information about both current and past projects, see the Research page. And for information about who we all are, see "The Team". And I'd love to hear from you if you're interested in joining us, head to "Get in Touch"!
We are looking for a student with strong computational, climate modelling and/or remote sensing skills for a NERC E4 DTP PhD: Come to Edinburgh and work with me, Massimo Bollasina, and Oumer Ahmed & Mathilde Lapointe St-Pierre of Makivvik Corporation (the legal representative for Inuit people of Nunavik, Canada) looking at predicting the northward shift of Beaver Dams into the Arctic. Full info and application details here, deadline Jan 4th 2024 at 12pm. Get in touch if you have any questions!