Associate Professor in Conservation Science & Tutorial Fellow of Jesus College

Ricardo Rocha

Background

Ricardo Rocha is an Associate Professor in Conservation Science at University of Oxford and a Tutorial Fellow in Biology at Jesus College. His PhD, at the Universities of Lisbon and Helsinki, with fieldwork in the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments in the Brazilian Amazon, aimed to understand how secondary forest regeneration can mitigate some of the impacts of habitat loss and fragmentation. Ricardo’s current research aims to provide evidence-based knowledge to support conservation decision making under contemporary global change, with a special focus on terrestrial mammals (mostly bats), birds and reptiles. His work is grounded in ecological theory and involves biodiversity surveys across large-scale manipulative experiments, "real-world" working landscapes, and island ecosystems.