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Brittany Trew

PhD Student

 Environment and Sustainability Institute ESI 01.03


Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK


I am conducting research into the potential for fynbos plant species persistence in the South African Cape Floral Region in response to anthropogenic climate change. I will be using fine-scale bioclimate models to identify potential microrefugia for plant species and identifying potential areas of conflict between human land use and critical fynbos habitat. I am supervised by Dr. Ilya Maclean and Dr. Regan Early

My broad research interests involve the application of conservation management and planning strategies in sub-Saharan Africa for current and future anthropogenic stresses like human-induced climate breakdown and land-use change. I previously completed a Masters degree in Biodiversity and Conservation at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall Campus, and conducted research investigating cumulative anthropogenic threats to marine megafauna in Equatorial Guinea; with focus on Marine Protected Area planning for the region. 



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Postgraduate researchers

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