- 2020–Present: PhD Researcher, SCENARIO NERC DTP, Institute of Zoology and University of Reading
- 2017–2018: MSc in Environmental Biology: Conservation and Resource Management, Swansea University
- 2014–2017: BSc in Geography, Swansea University
ResearchGate Daisy O'Neill
I am interested in biodiversity conservation and how geographical, biological and ecological data can be implemented across scales to monitor and predict environmental change. My previous work has been employing remote sensing and habitat mapping to inform policy making such as delineating important mangrove habitat in Mexico and identifying key nesting habitat for sea turtles in the Chagos Archipelago.
Climate change is driving a global redistribution of the earth’s biodiversity that has been reported across the globe, including in the UK. Such changes are testing our understanding of ecological systems and are illuminating knowledge gaps in our ability to predict these changing species distributions and anticipate the stark ecological and societal impacts of these shifting species. This project aims to fill this gap by providing a comprehensive and spatially-explicit picture of how climate change may impact UK society. By identifying key species that are likely to be problematic and highlighting key locations where impacts could be most significant, future challenges of biodiversity redistribution in the UK can be mitigated against. This will be accomplished by combining datasets on UK climatic conditions, species ecology and distribution as well as landcover attributes.
Dr Nathalie Pettorelli (Institute of Zoology)
Professor Len Shaffrey (University of Reading)
Dr Jess Neumann (University of Reading)