Senior Lecturer in Conservation Biology

Daphne Du Maurier building (room 3.057),

Centre for Ecology and Conservation,

University of Exeter, Penryn Campus,

Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE. UK.



2015 Lecturer in Conservation Biology, University of Exeter, UK


2010-2014 Postdoctoral Fellow, Cátedra Rui Nabeiro - Biodiversidade, Universidade de Évora, Portugal and Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain.


2008-2010 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, USA


2003-2007 PhD, University of York, UK


1999-2002 BA Biological Sciences, Oxford University, UK



See my Google Scholar page.


Twitter:  @reganearly


I lead the level 3 undergraduate field course to the Yukon Territory and Alaska. I also co-teach the level 3 module ‘Science and Society’ and the level 2 module ‘Biodiversity and Conservation’. Some of my previous teaching includes courses in invasions and species distribution modelling at the Doñana Biological Reserve international course in Spain, and species distribution modelling at MSc-level at Universidade de Évora, in Portugal.



2017: BBSRC GCRF IAA award “Combating Pest Alien Species in Central Africa”. £15,000

2016 onwards: NERC iCASE studentship “Climate opportunists: a threat to UK biodiversity and ecosystems?”

2015-2018: Co-performer “Conserving threatened plants in a non-stationary world: a predictive framework for assessing risks and guiding management” (SERDP, the US Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program). $930,000

2014: QuerCom: “Environmental controls of community structure and ecosystem function: an assessment with cork oak (Quercus suber) communities in the Iberian Peninsula” (FCT, Portugal, EXPL/AAG-GLO/2488/2013). €50,000.

2013-2015: BiodivERsA pan-European project “European Conservation for the 21st Century”. (BIODIVERSA/0003/2011) €1.2 million.

2010-2014: Post-Doctoral Fellowship (FCT, Portugal) “Species range shifts under 21st century climate change: limitations and conservation strategies”. Funds salary and research for six years.

2007: British Ecology Society, Small Ecological Project Grant “Exploring the mechanisms of range limitation in a declining butterfly: implications for future distributions under climate change”. €2500.

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