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Eleanor Tew

Eleanor Tew

PhD Candidate

Room 3.01 David Attenborough Building
Office Phone: 01223 (7)69018

Biography:

I graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in Biological Sciences from Oxford University. I then spent 10 months working for the Forestry Commission, where my main role was to design and deliver a range of biodiversity decision-support tools. Joining the Conservation Science group in 2015, I have started a PhD supervised by Bill Sutherland.

Research Group

Conservation Science Group:
PhD Candidate

Research Interests

I am particularly interested in how ecological understanding and evidence can inform detailed, effective and pragmatic conservation solutions. My PhD focuses on the practicality of using the natural capital approach to guide land-use decisions and deliver biodiversity gains. I am working with the Forestry Commission, using Thetford Forest and the Brecks to study ecosystem service trade-offs and optimality at a scale relevant to land management decisions.

My PhD is funded by NERC, as a CASE studentship with the Forestry Commission.

Key Publications

Tew, E. R., Adamson, A. and Hesselberg, T. (2015). The web repair behaviour of an orb spider. Animal Behaviour 103: 137-146