Mark Edwards: Who am I and what do I do?

I’m a PhD student at The University of Lincoln (UK) and I belong to the laboratory of evolutionary ecology of adaptations. My main research interests centre around the effects that human use of habitat has on biodiversity, including the effects of conservation activity (often on unintended species). I am getting to grips with computational ecology and I am on a mission to teach myself (and others) to use as much R as I can.

I am passionate about conservation, ecology and the communication of science. I run the Unofficial Lincoln Life Sci page on Facebook and I truly believe that we must inspire the next generation so that they want to make a difference; to this end I can often be seen helping out with primary school science.

I am a member of several learned societies and am a past member of the BES undergrad fellowship.

Originally from London I now live in rural Lincolnshire with Francesca our 2 children and 2 German Shepherds.

In my spare time (yes I remember that) I restore and use classic cars.

I use these pages to blog about all matters of interest to ecologists and conservationists as well as re-blogging posts and opportunities. Views expressed are my own and re-blogging does not necessarily constitute endorsement.