Author Archives: Tom Evans

About Tom Evans

I am a Conservation Scientist with a background in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). I’m currently undertaking a PhD at University College London (UCL), funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). In November 2018, I’ll be moving to the Institute of Biology at the Free University of Berlin, to take up a research fellowship funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Using birds as a model taxon, my research focuses on understanding the processes that drive biological invasions, and the identification and management of impacts associated with alien species.

Determinants of data deficiency in the impacts of alien bird species

Working with scientists at UCL and Stellenbosch University, I recently undertook a global assessment of the environmental impacts of alien birds, using the Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT). One of the important results of this assessment was that … Continue reading

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Humboldt Research Fellowship

I’m pleased to say I’ve been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. From this autumn, I’ll be based at the Institute of Biology at the Free University of Berlin, working with Professor Jonathan … Continue reading

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Using EICAT to quantify and categorise the environmental impacts of alien birds

Thousands of species have been moved by people to areas where they do not naturally occur. These alien species can have negative impacts on the environments into which they are introduced. Given the vast number of aliens, and the broad … Continue reading

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Invasive alien species, EICAT and the IUCN

In March 2016, I attended a workshop at the Institute of Botany in Průhonice in the Czech Republic, to discuss the implementation of a new methodology to quantify and categorise the impacts of alien species, known as the Environmental Impact … Continue reading

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