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Mr Nathan Fox MEnviSci

Postgraduate research student (SPITFIRE)

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Mr Nathan Fox is a postgraduate research student based in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

2017 – Present: PhD student at the University of Southampton.

2013 – 2017: MEnviSci Environemental Science (Biodiversity and Conservation): Dissertation title: “Champagne is dead, long live sparkling wine! The viability of champagne production under a changing climate”. (First class with honours).

2014 – Present:  Lead bat surveyor and field ecologist at Ecosupport Ltd.

Research interests

My main research focus is on the applications of geodiversity as a predictor for other environmental variables, in order to influence conservation choices.

Geodiversity, the diversity of Earth systems and features, is a relatively new concept with a rapidly growing field. Global and local conservation planning could benefit from suitable proxy data. I am currently investigating the potential uses for geodiversity as a predictor of a wide range of environmental variables including: patterns of biodiversity (species richness, functional trait diversity, phylogenetic diversity) and cultural ecosystem services and how this proxy could be applied to conservation planning.

Research project: Socio-ecological mapping of ecosystem services


Dr Kate Parks

Dr Felix Eigenbrod (Geography, FSS)

Patrick Osborne

Ind advisor - Prof James Bullock (CEH Wallingford)

Research group

Centre for Environmental Sciences

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Demonstrator on:

ENVS2008 GIS for Environmental Scientists

ENVS3015 Environmental functions and applications

ENVS6032 Geographical information systems

Mr Nathan Fox
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
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