Dr. Kevin Gaston
Professor of Biodiversity & Conservation, University of Exeter, England.
Dr. Kevin Gaston is Professor of Biodiversity &
Conservation, at the University of Exeter. He was the founding Director
of the Environment & Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter
(2011-17). He has received multiple prestigious awards, including the
Honorary Doctorate, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2017), the
International Ecology Institute (ECI) Prize in terrestrial ecology
(2017), the British Ecological Society Marsh Award in Ecology (2013),
and the ISI Web of Knowledge Highly Cited Researcher (2003-Present).
Dr. Gaston’s research addresses a wide range of conservation issues,
including the effects of artificial light on wildlife, improving urban
greenspace, ecosystem services, and technological advances for use in
ecological science. His presentation to the APB will focus on the
importance and value of conserving common species to challenge some
widely held notions about priority in conservation science. He has
published well over 500+ articles, multiple books, edited volumes and is the Editor-in-Chief of a new journal. Most recent publications include:
The biological impacts of artificial light at night: from molecules to communities.
Gaston, K.J., Visser, M.E. & Hölker, F. (eds.). 2015. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.
Gaston, K.J. (ed.) 2010. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
People and Nature – a journal of relational thinking
Led by Editor-in-Chief Kevin Gaston and Lead Editors Kai Chan, Robert Fish, Rosemary Hails, and Cecily Maller, People and Nature is a broad-scope open access journal from the British Ecological Society, publishing work from across research areas exploring relationships between humans and nature.
We encourage conceptual and empirical approaches to answer interesting questions within this scope. Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methodologies are all welcome. People and Nature fosters innovation and experimentation and particularly encourages submissions that stimulate debate.
Dr. Gaston will be happy to chat about the journal at the APB Conference and answer any questions you might have.
See Research and publications from Dr. Gaston.