Dr Daniel Cox
Environment and Sustainability Institute 1.03
Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK
Office hours: I work a flexible working pattern so may send emails out of 'normal' working hours. Please be assured that I do not expect a response outside of your own working hours.
I work a flexible working pattern so may send emails out of 'normal' working hours. Please be assured that I do not expect a response outside of your own working hours.
My research explores the ecology of the nighttime. Broadly, this encompasses (1) how anthropogenic pressures differentially impact the nighttime compared to the daytime and the impact this has on ecosystem functioning, (2) mapping the geographical extent of artificial light at night nationally, globally and in multi-dimensional niche space, and (3) determining macroecological patterns of time partitioning in mammals.
2012 PhD in Life History of Tropical Birds (University of St Andrews)
2008 MSc Conservation and Biodiversity (Distinction; University of Exeter)
2002 BSc Medical Microbiology (University of Edinburgh)
2018 - Research fellow, Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter
2017 - 2018: Research fellow, European Centre for the Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter
2017: Research fellow, Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter
2013 - 2016: Associate Research Fellow, Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter
I am interested in applying an interdisciplinary approach to broadly focus on the relationship between the natural world and human health. Working on the Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe project, I systematically mapped the literature on the benefits and costs for human health of exposure to the marine environment. I have also worked on the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability project where I applied theory based in ecology, the health sciences and social science to quantify the health benefits from ‘doses’ of nature. I am interested in exploring the role of different biological components in providing these benefits, and how they flow around the landscape.
- Ecology of the night time
- Seas, Oceans and Public health in Europe
- Birds and mental health
- Nature and human health
- Life history of African birds
Publications Google scholar
Ecology of the nighttime