Oxford Long-Term Ecology Lab

Long-Term Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation, and Environmental Stewardship Technologies



Beccy Wilebore is a quantitative ecologist with a particular interest in geospatial science and spatial modelling. During her postdoctoral position in Oxford Beccy was James Martin Fellow for the Oxford Martin Programme on Resource Stewardship and postdoctoral researcher in the Long-Term Ecology Lab. She is now Head of Research for NatCap Research but also a Research Associate in the Department of Zoology.

Dr Wilebore holds an MA from the University of Cambridge in Natural Sciences, an MSc from Imperial College in Environmental Technology and she completed her PhD on Valuing Forests in Tropical Landscapes in the Context of REDD+ in the Plant Sciences department in Cambridge. During her PhD she worked on the development and evaluation of policy interventions for the Gola Rainforest National Park REDD+ project, with a specific focus on baseline design and ecosystem services. Throughout her research she has worked across disciplines, collaborating with economists, conservationists, policy makers, and earth observation scientists.

Her research uses remote sensing, ecological data and land surface models to estimate ecosystem services and in the development of tools that can effectively communicate science to improve management and policy decisions.

NaturEtrade – Water related ecosystem services

During her time in OxLEL Beccy worked on the  NaturEtrade project using the land surface model JULES (Joint UK Land Environment Simulator) to estimate rainfall runoff at high resolutions across Europe, and estimate the effect of landcover change on the provision of water-related ecosystem services. This work was funded by the Oxford Martin Programme on Resource Stewardship (OMPORS) and the EU Life+ programme.

Selected Publications