Kate Jones

Professor of ecology and biodiversity
University College London

Kate Jones is a professor of ecology and biodiversity at University College London and has held appointments at the Zoological Society of London, University of Cambridge, Columbia University and Imperial College London. Her research investigates the interface of ecological and human health, using statistical and mathematical modeling to understand the impact of global land-use and climate change on ecological and human systems, with a focus on emerging infectious diseases. Kate’s research also develops applied artificial intelligence tools for monitoring ecological health and runs a number of wildlife citizen science programs. Kate has written more than 100 articles and book chapters in journals such as Nature and Science and is a scientific advisor for a number of international biodiversity charities, including serving as chair of The Bat Conservation Trust for 9 years. In 2008, Kate won the Leverhulme Prize for outstanding contributions to zoology.