Oliver Wearn Research interests
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Oliver Wearn
oliver.wearn08 AT imperial.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)2075 942263

I'm doing a PhD on mammalian community responses to land-use changes, focussed on the island of Borneo and its ever-expanding oil palm estate. I'll be uniting recent developments in modelling animal space use with an extensive network of remotely-operated cameras, as well as using more traditional survey methods (such as mark-recapture). My PhD is joint with Rob Ewers at Imperial, and Chris Carbone and Marcus Rowcliffe at the Zoological Society of London.
Field work will be conducted at the Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems (S.A.F.E.) project site.

Research interests:

I'm currently interested in ways of quantifying losses of biodiversity, wilderness and ecosystem function, and hopefully providing impetus for actions which will slow their destruction. I am also interested in potential 'win-win' solutions for conservation and development, whether at a global or more local scale.
See if I'm up to anything interesting at http://junglewallah.wordpress.com.


Wearn OR, Reuman, DC and Ewers, RM. 2012. Extinction Debt and Windows of Conservation Opportunity in the Brazilian Amazon. Science, Vol. 337 no. 6091 pp. 228-232 (doi)

Ewers RM, Marsh CJ,Wearn OR. 2010. Making statistics biologically relevant in fragmented landscapes. Trends Ecol. Evol. 25: 699-704 (doi)