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 covering biodiversity and human well-being, deforestation, defaunation and restoration, designing conservation area and ecological networks, human-wildlife coexistence, landscapes and livelihoods, species monitoring and conservation, valuing nature and ecosystem services, and wildlife trade and sustainable use.

DICE is committed to high-quality, practical, applied conservation research. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), we ranked 1st in the UK for our publications in the Geography & Environmental Studies panel and came 14th overall.

DICE members are also part of the following groups:

Statistical Ecology at Kent (SE@K)

Tropical Defaunation Hub

E3 'Sharing Space for Nature' project