Professor Kate Jones
Professor Kate Jones is a leading British biodiversity scientist. Her particular interest is in understanding past and present patterns of global biodiversity to predict future impact of global change on our planet.
Kate’s research spans dinosaur macroecology, ant biodiversity, predicting where the next emerging infectious disease will strike to bats. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Zoological Society of London and Chair of The Bat Conservation Trust.
Professor Kate Jones writes a blog for The Independent and works with the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Programme and University College London to encourage more young women to pursue careers in science.
Kate worked with artist Jeremy Deller and Invisible Dust to develop a new iPhone app and real time sensors to monitor bat sound biodiversity initially on the Greenway by the London Olympic stadium and across the world.