Chris Newman

Research Interests

Chris worked for Oxford’s WildCRU for 30 years, latterly as the H.N. Southern Memorial Fellow in Ecology, primarily running the Badger Project in Wytham Woods. Now living in Canada, Chris continues an active interest in research alongside a career in academic editing and consultancy, working extensively with Universities in China. His work examines those factors that influence population success, principally climate change and disease. His focus has recently been on individual adaptation in response life-history stressors. In addition, Chris works extensively on illegal wildlife exploitation and trade, having recently been part of the team identifying wildlife markets in Wuhan as the source of the COVID-19 pandemic.