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Dr Isabelle Durance 

Isabelle Durance
Position:Senior Lecturer (PLACE Research Fellow)

Telephone:+44 (0)7800 774491 / +44 (0)29 208 74484
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74116
Location:Cardiff School of Biosciences, The Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX Room C-7.29

Dr. Isabelle Durance, AE, PhD. 


My current research focuses on:

  1. The role of biodiversity is sustaining key ecosystem services 
  2. The application of landscape ecology to biodiversity conservation 
  3. The detection and modelling of climate change impact on river ecosystems.
  4. Investigating thresholds and resilience in the functioning of coupled ecological and social systems


This research is funded by:

NERC under the BESS programme, I am the lead PI of the DURESS project - Diversity in Upland Rivers for Ecosystem Service Sustainability, a £3million consortium project involving 28 researchers across 9 institutions and 7 key stakeholder partners. For more information visit the  DURESS website .

The Sustainable Places Research Institute, I lead the Resilience theme of the Institute. Place-based, this theme investigates the sustainable management of natural landscapes such that they may continue to deliver the services human wellbeing depends on, while also maintaining biodiverse and functional ecosystems. 

The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation which funds the Llyn Brianne Stream Observatory , a 5 year project to provide data and evidence about how best to manage upland stream landscapes.