Julie Day
PhD student


Natural systems are under huge pressure from human activities. My research aims to address how these activities affect species diversity and abundance in order to better understand how to reduce these impacts. Areas I have studied include tropical forests and urban ecology, culminating in several peer-reviewed publications, including Nature. Projects I have worked on have engaged with local county councils and ecological consultant in order to provide practical guidance.

I completed my BSc (Hons) in Zoology at Imperial College London in 2011 where I studied under Professor Andy Purvis for my dissertation. In 2012 I graduate from with an MSc from Imperial College London in Environmental Technology specialising in Ecological Management. During my masters I worked with the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust to study the habitat requirements of the ring-necked pheasant through a radio-tracking study.

In 2015 I was awarded a fellowship from San Diego Zoo Global to co-instruct a course on tropical ecology in Peru for Peruvian undergraduate and post graduate students. During this placement I taught on ecological theory, GIS and statistics in R. I assisted on student projects on a range of taxa including bats, giant river otters and owls.

Broad research specialism

  • Applied ecology
  • Urban ecology


2011-2012 MSc Environmental Technology, Imperial College London 
2008-2011 BSc Zoology, Imperial College London

Contact details

AddressHatherly Building
University of Exeter
Prince of Wales Road

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