Emma Stone

Dr, Reader (Associate Professor)

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Research interests

Emma is a Reader (Associate Professor) in the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath where she leads the Bat Conservation Research Lab which conducts a diverse portfolio of applied research focused on understanding the dynamic interrelations between ecosystems and society under anthropogenic change. Emma’s work is focused on Global Environmental Change (GEC) research, combining social-ecological-geographical methods to predict and understand the impacts of urbanisation and habitat change on biodiversity using bats a models.

Emma has worked in conservation research for over 20 years, with a focus on African ecology, working for 13 years in Zambia, South Africa and Malawi. Emma is Founder/Director of Conservation Research Africa – a long-term applied research programme and English Charity based in Malawi. Through this programme she leads multidisciplinary research assessing the impacts of environmental change on wildlife through two main projects African Bat Conservation and Carnivore Research Malawi. In the UK Emma works in close partnership with Natural England, Lighting Industry and Local Councils to assess the impacts of land use change and lighting on bats.

Emma has published over 30 papers and book chapters, and is a member of the IUCN Bat Specialist Committee, IUCN Hyaena Specialist Committee, Regional Chair of the BAT1K Committee, Editorial Board Member of Mammal Review and Associate Editor of the Journal of Wildlife Research.

Visit Emmas lab - Bat Conservation Research Lab to find out about her research and opportunities currently available in the lab. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Zoology, Doctor of Philosophy, Impacts of development on bats with a particular focus on artificial lighting, University of Bristol

Award Date: 31 Aug 2011

External positions

Associate Editor, Journal of Wildlife Research

1 Oct 2022 → …

Regional Chair , BAT1K

1 Jun 2021 → …


  • QL Zoology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Urbanisation
  • Artificial Lighting
  • Chiroptera
  • Carnivore Ecology
  • Ecology
  • Malawi
  • Africa


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