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Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE)

Our innovative and cutting edge research develops the science that underpins conservation and tackles the more applied questions of how biodiversity can survive in this ever more crowded world. This work focuses on a range of issues, including conservation decision science, conservation and livelihoods, ecosystem services, endangered species management, human-wildlife co-existence, landscape-scale conservation, valuing nature and wildlife trade.

DICE is committed to high-quality, practical, applied conservation research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the School of Anthropology and Conservation entered members of DICE into a collaborative submission with colleagues from Social Anthropology and Biological Anthropology. The high quality of DICE research was reflected in a 10th placed ranking for Research Power which recognises both the overall quality of the research and the number of researchers whose work was submitted for evaluation to the REF. The strengths and impact of DICE research was recognised by the REF panel.


DICE members from the School of Anthropology are part of the Conservation Science and Geography and Environmental Social Science research themes.


DICE members are also part of the following groups:

DICE Wildlife Trade Research Hub

Statistical Ecology at Kent (SE@K)

Tropical Defaunation Hub