Professor Kate Jones

Professor Kate Jones’s work focuses on how ecological and evolutionary processes produce global biodiversity patterns to understand how change impacts nature. Kate’s biodiversity modelling research is on the ecology and evolution of mammals, especially bats, to understand drivers of population and species extinction. She also models the relationships between wildlife and people to understand how climate change and other global challenges will impact human infectious diseases. Kate also investigates how to improve current biodiversity monitoring to engage citizen scientists and develop new algorithms classifying species using artificial intelligence. Kate has developed global citizen science programmes with The Bat Conservation Trust involving volunteers from across the world to monitor bat populations acoustically, collaborating extensively with national conservation NGOs and governments.