Like the revolution in genomics data, biodiversity science is on the verge its own transformation, where growth of new technologies for monitoring animals in the wild has led to an explosion in the volume of data being recorded. While such growth presents problems for the analyses of these data, it also presents new challenges for the development and application of novel techniques from computer science, engineering, statistics and the geographical sciences.

Within the Technology for Nature Centre, we are developing and applying new methods for these big data and technologies to interpret and understand such data using cutting edge computational statistics. Our areas of current interest range from the automatic identification of species in audio recordings and images, to the prediction of animal behaviour under environmental change.