Professor Rhys Green

Principal Research Biologist
RSPB/Honorary Professor of Conservation Science in the Conservation Science Group
Department of Zoology

Role: CCI collaborative projects, Governing body, Project lead, University conservation working group


My research concerns the effects of human land use, climatic change and conservation management on populations of birds and other organisms. In particular, I attempt to measure and model the effects of agricultural development and management, disturbance, illegal killing, climatic change and conservation measures on the demography of bird populations. I then use the insights this provides to devise conservation programmes and strategies. With Andrew Balmford and Rosie Trevelyan, I am a founder and organiser of the annual Student Conference on Conservation Science in Cambridge which has been bringing early career-stage conservation scientists together since 2000.