Joseph Bailey

  • Lecturer in Geography - York St John University

Research interests

I am interested in the relationship between environmental heterogeneity – specifically geodiversity – and patterns of life through space and time, addressing both theory and practical conservation in the context of land use and climate change.

It is important to know how the geophysical landscape might mediate the effects of climate change on biodiversity to accurately forecast change. I am involved in a project investigating ecosystem productivity change in the Arctic. Elsewhere, I work on a global project studying changes in soil temperature. For the latter, we are particularly interested in the difference between soil and air temperature, ultimately considering what it might mean for biodiversity change, given that most organisms experience temperature very close to or in the ground.