Ilya Maclean

University of Exeter
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Ilya Maclean received his Ph.D. in Ecological and Socio-economics from the University of East Anglia. He is currently a Lecturer in Natural Sciences at the Environment & Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter. His research generally focuses on the effects of environmental change on biodiversity. He is most interested in the ecological impacts of climate change, particularly those resulting from changes in water availability. He recently demonstrated that documented ecological responses to climate change across the globe are at least as deleterious as predicted impacts, suggesting that a high proportion of species face extinction from global warming. His current research is geared towards finding solutions to this problem, for example by devising ways in which conservation practitioners could offset the harmful effects of climate change through habitat management. His work has received widespread global media coverage.