Dr Jo Judge
National Biodiversity Network
Talk abstract: How data can save the planet
We all see the messages that the natural world and biodiversity are under threat, some native species are declining and climate change is affecting the wildlife we see and when and where we see it. But how do we know? This talk will cover how we get the robust evidence needed to be able to make these statements, why data is important and how you can help save the world.
Bio: Dr Jo Judge works to support and grow the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) as the UK’s largest partnership for nature, a role she has held for 3 years. She has a BSc in Zoology, an MRes in Ecology and Environmental Management and a PhD in wildlife disease ecology. Before joining the NBN she worked in the public sector for 15 years conducting research into wildlife disease and how the behaviour of wildlife affects the spread of disease within and between species. She has worked with a variety of wildlife including lagomorphs, mustelids, bats and eagles. She is passionate about the real world application of research and the communication of science to audiences of all backgrounds.