Dr Isabelle Durance

Isabelle Durance

Contact details

Email: DuranceI@cardiff.ac.uk

Telephone:  +44(0) 29 208 76863

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 .

At 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.