Richard Grenyer is a biologist and conservationist who is interested in the fundamental position that space and geographical processes occupy in biodiversity science and modern conservation strategy. Richard gained a PhD in evolutionary biology from Imperial College London in 2004. He has been a researcher at the University of Virginia in the USA, and at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He was most recently a Research Fellow at Imperial College London, and was appointed to a University Lectureship in the School of Geography at Oxford in August 2010.
GIS, computing, biodiversity science.
Systematic conservation planning and strategy, GIS, evolution and biodiversity.
High-performance computing and optimality in systematic conservation planning; alternative measures of biodiversity, phylogenetics and macroevolution; conservation ecology; conservation politics.
"The shape of mammalian phylogeny: patterns, processes and scales". Purvis, Fritz, Rodriguez, Harvey & Grenyer (in review, 2010). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.
"Life on the edge: carnivore body size variation is all over the place". Meiri, Dayan, Simberloff & Grenyer (2009). Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 276(1661): 1469-1476.
"Phylogenetic trees and the future of mammalian biodiversity". Davies et al. (2008). PNAS 105(1): 11556-11563.
"The delayed rise of present-day mammals". Bininda-Emonds et al. (2007). Nature, 446: 507-512.
"Preserving the evolutionary potential of floras in biodiversity hotspots". Forest, Grenyer et al. (2007). Nature, 445: 757-760.
"The global distribution and conservation of rare and threatened vertebrates". Grenyer, Orme et al. (2006). Nature, 444: 93-96.
Aspirational - Foreign travel, hiking, mammal spotting, unscientific ornithology, electronica, orchestral music, pianos, botanical gardening, cooking. Actual - work, sofas.
Subject notes for courses taught at Jesus College: Geography
See also School of Geography website.