Dr Julian Bayliss
Tel: +44 (0)1223 7 62979
Programme Coordinator & Analyst on the Valuing the Arc programme.
I am an enthusiastic and experienced conservation scientist and landscape ecologist. Throughout my career I have largely been based in Africa in a variety of countries such as Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, and South Africa. Throughout this time I have been involved in coordinating scientific expeditions, undertaking biodiversity surveys, establishing ecological monitoring activities, and implementing management incentives.
Most recently I was coordinating a RBG Kew Darwin Initiative project in northern Mozambique and Malawi, which resulted in the discovery of the largest rainforest in southern Africa and a host of new species. See:
Prior to this position I was the consultant ecologist for the Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust (MMCT) – a World Bank GEF Trust Fund based in southern Malawi and with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).
I am a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS), a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society (FRES), and an honouree Research Associate of the African Butterfly Research Institute (ABRI). Since an early age I have had a fascination for Lepidoptera which has resulted in the discovery of several new species e.g.
My work has focused on protected area management, human wildlife conflict resolution, ecological modelling, and ecological monitoring. I am particularly interested in African ecology, especially in the conservation of high altitude mountains (>1500m) and tropical wet forest ecosystems. I also have a background in GIS modelling towards biodiversity action planning both in the UK and Africa as well as the use of remote sensing in the production of land use databases.
A common dilemma is how best to conserve unprotected areas of natural wilderness in developing world countries. I find it is not always best practice to gazette an area as a forest reserve or national park, depending on the governance of the region. Sometimes a private trust fund or Public Private Partnership should also be considered.
I have joined the Conservation Science group as a Programme Coordinator and Analyst on the Valuing the Arc programme (http://www.valuingthearc.org/index.html), which is modelling the ecosystem services of the Eastern Arc Mountains that stretch from southern Kenya to southern Tanzania. This is an area I have a particular interested in having spent several years based in the East Usambara Mountains in Tanzania undertaking biodiversity surveys.
- Savel, D. & J. Bayliss (2011). Unexplored refugia of biodiversity: Mountainous regions in Mozambique and Malawi yield three novel freshwater crab species (Potamonautidae: Potamonautes). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.
- Staude H., Bayliss, J., & Sihvonen (2011). The Mulanje Tiger Moth Prout, 1922, new status, a critically endangered species from Malaŵi (Lepidoptera: Geometridae:Diptychinae). Metamorphosis 22, 2, 49–64.
- Congdon, C., Collins, C. & Bayliss J. (2010) Butterflies of south east Africa's mountains (Mozambique and Malawi). Metamorphosis 21(2): 45-107.
- Ravilious, C., Kapos, V., Osti, M., Bertzky, M., Bayliss, J.L., Dahiru,S., & Dickson, B. (2010) Carbon, biodiversity and ecosystem services: Exploring co-benefits. Nigeria: Preliminary Results. UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, UK.
- Fishpool, L. D. C. & Bayliss, J. (2010) Brief notes on the birds of Mount Inago, northern Mozambique. African Bird Club Bulletin 17(2): 198-201.
- Bayliss, J., Monteiro, J., Fishpool, L., Congdon, C., Bampton, I., Bruessow, C. & J. Timberlake (2010) The Biodiversity and Conservation of Mount Inago, Mozambique . Darwin Initiative Project: Monitoring and Managing Biodiversity Loss in South-east Africa's Montane Ecosystems. DI No. 15/036.
- Monadjem, A., M.C. Schoeman, A. Reside, D. V. Pio, S. Stoffberg, J. Bayliss, F.P.D. (Woody) Cotterill, M. Curran, M. Kopp, & P. J. Taylor (2010) A recent inventory of the bats of Mozambique with documentation of seven new species for the country. Acta Chiropterologica 12(2).
- Branch, William R. & Tolley, Krystal A. (2010) A new species of chameleon (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae: Nadzikambia) from Mount Mabu, central Mozambique. African Journal of Herpetology, 59(2): 157-172.
- Bayliss, J., Burrow, C., Martell, S., & Staude, H. (2010). An ecological study between two living fossils in Malawi - the Mulanje Tiger Moth (Callioratus grandis) and the Mulanje Cycad (Encephalartos gratus). African Journal of Ecology, 48 (2): 472-480.
- Branch, W. & J. L. Bayliss (2009). A new species of tree viper Atheris (Serpentes: Viperidae) from Northern Mozambique . Zootax , 2113, 41-54.
- Timberlake, J., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D., & C, da Sousa (2009). The Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi . Darwin Initiative Project: Monitoring and Managing Biodiversity Loss in South-east Africa’s Montane Ecosystems. DI No. 15/036.
- Spottiswoode C. N., Patel I. H., Herrmann E., Timberlake, J. & J. Bayliss (2008). Threatened bird species on two little-known mountains (Mabu and Chiperone) in northern Mozambique. Ostrich 79, 1, 1-7.
- Timberlake, J., Dowsett Lemaire, F., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Baena, S., Francisco, J., Harris, T., & C, da Sousa (2008). The Biodiversity and Conservation of Mount Namuli, Mozambique . Darwin Initiative Project: Monitoring and Managing Biodiversity Loss in South-east Africa’s Montane Ecosystems. DI No. 15/036.
- Nangoma, D. & J. L. Bayliss (2007). The first use of the MODIS Rapid Response (MRR) fires alert system on Mount Mulanje in Malawi. Nyala, 24, 3-15.
- Bayliss, J. L., Hecht, J., Makungwa, S., Nangoma, D., & Bruessow C. (2007). Saving the Island in the Sky: the plight of the Mount Mulanje cedar Widdringtonia whytei in Malawi. Oryx, 41, 1, 64-69.
- Timberlake, J., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Baena, S., Francisco, J., Harris, T., & C, da Sousa (2007). The Biodiversity and Conservation of Mount Chiperone, Mozambique . Darwin Initiative Project: Monitoring and Managing Biodiversity Loss in South-east Africa’s Montane Ecosystems. DI No. 15/036.
- Bayliss, J. L, Simonite, V., Thompson, S. (2006). An innovative approach to targeting sites for wading bird assemblages in the UK. Journal for Nature Conservation, 14, 1, 1-15.
- Bayliss, J. (2005). An Ecological Monitoring Programme for Mount Mulanje Forest Reserve, Malawi . Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) consultancy contract for the Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust (MMCT).
- Bayliss, J. L, Simonite, V., Thompson, S. (2005). The use of probabilistic habitat suitability models for biodiversity action planning. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 108, 3, 228-250.
- Thompson, S., Hazel, A., Bailey, N., Bayliss, J. & Lee, J.T. (2004). Identifying potential breeding sites for the stone curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus) in the UK. Journal for Nature Conservation, 12, 229-235.
- Bayliss, J., Helyar, A., Lee, J.T. Lee & Thompson, S. (2003). A multi-criteria targeting approach to neutral grassland conservation. Journal of Environmental Management, 67, 145–160.
- Bayliss, J. Simonite V. and Thompson S. (2002). An innovative approach to multi-species avian conservation. Pp156-174. In D. Chamberlain & A. Wilson (eds) Avian Landscape Ecology. Pure and Applied Issues in the Large-Scale Ecology of Birds. Proceedings of 2002 International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE) conference.
- Bayliss, J. (2002). The East Usambara tree-hole crab (Brachyura: Potamoidea: Potamonautidae) - a striking example of crustacean adaptation in closed canopy forest, Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology, 40, 1, 26-34.
- Bayliss, J. & A. Fielding (2002). Termitophagous foraging by Pachycondyla analis (Formicidae, Ponerinae) in a Tanzanian coastal dry forest. Sociobiology, 39, 1, 103-122.
- Lee, J.T., Bailey, N., Bayliss, J. & Thompson, S. (2001a). Development of a Biodiversity and Landscape Map for the Chilterns using a GIS based model. Phase I: Production of land use map for the Chilterns Natural Area. English Nature Contract No. TC/12/00.
- Lee, J., Griffiths, G., Warnock, S. Bailey, N., Bayliss, J., Vogiatzakis & Thompson, S. (2001b). Development of a Biodiversity and Landscape Map for the Chilterns using a GIS based model. Phase II: Habitat model: formulation, operation and results . English Nature Contract No. TC/17/00.