Dr Ian Vaughan - PhD
I read Biology at Bristol University (1997–2000) before making the trip over the Severn bridge to Cardiff to undertake a PhD (2000-4) with Prof. Steve Ormerod. The PhD focused on the methods used to predict animal and plant distribution patterns, with river birds as a model system. Two years of post-doctoral work in Cardiff followed, contributing to the understanding of how ecology interacts with physical habitat in rivers.
In September 2006, I was awarded a Research Councils UK fellowship allowing me to further pursue my research interests in river systems and quantitative methods. Within the broader environment of the Biodiversity and Ecological Processes Group, I continue to work closely with Prof. Ormerod as part of the Catchment Research Group.