Dr Jennifer Crees

Dr Jennifer Crees

Postdoctoral Researcher, NERC Megafauna

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Vertebrates and Anthropology Palaeobiology
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Summary

My broad research interests involve integrating diverse data sources (from palaeontology, archaeology, historical archives and ecology) to understand patterns, processes and drivers of past and present biodiversity loss. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher on a NERC-funded project modelling the effects of climate, vegetation and humans on late Quaternary megafaunal extinctions across northern Eurasia. I am also interested in how we can use scientific research to inform current day policy and practice and have carried out consultancy research for NGOs on conservation reintroductions and rewilding.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Imperial College London / Zoological Society of London, UK, 2009 - 2013

MSc, DICE, University of Kent, UK, 2007 - 2008

BA (Hons), University of Oxford, UK, 2003 - 2006

Employment history

Academic

Postdoctoral Researcher, Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences, UK, 2016 - ongoing

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Zoological Society of London, UK, 2013 - 2015

Non-academic

Research Officer/Senior Research Officer, National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), 2015 - 2016

Highlighted publications

Crees JJ, Turvey ST, Freeman R, Carbone C (2019) Mammalian tolerance to humans is predicted by body mass: evidence from long-term archives.. Ecology, doi: 10.1002/ecy.2783

Turvey ST, Crees JJ, Hansford J, Jeffree TE, Crumpton N, et al. (2017) Quaternary vertebrate faunas from Sumba, Indonesia: implications for Wallacean biogeography and evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 284 (1861) : 20171278 - 20171278. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1278

Crees JJ, Carbone C, Sommer RS, Benecke N, Turvey ST (2016) Millennial-scale faunal record reveals differential resilience of European large mammals to human impacts across the Holocene. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 283 (1827) : 20152152 - 20152152. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2152

Crees JJ, Turvey ST (2015) What constitutes a ‘native’ species? Insights from the Quaternary faunal record. Biological Conservation, 186 : 143 - 148. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.03.007

Publications

Crees JJ, Turvey ST, Freeman R, Carbone C (2019) Mammalian tolerance to humans is predicted by body mass: evidence from long-term archives.. Ecology, doi: 10.1002/ecy.2783

Turvey ST, Crees JJ, Li Z, Bielby J, Yuan J (2017) Long-term archives reveal shifting extinction selectivity in China's postglacial mammal fauna. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 284 (1867) : 20171979 - 20171979. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1979

Turvey ST, Crees JJ, Hansford J, Jeffree TE, Crumpton N, Kurniawan I, Setiyabudi E, Guillerme T, Paranggarimu U, Dosseto A, van den Bergh GD (2017) Quaternary vertebrate faunas from Sumba, Indonesia: implications for Wallacean biogeography and evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 284 (1861) : 20171278 - 20171278. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1278

Węcek K, Hartmann S, Paijmans JLA, Taron U, Xenikoudakis G, Cahill JA, Heintzman PD, Shapiro B, Baryshnikov G, Bunevich AN, Crees JJ, Dobosz R, Manaserian N, Okarma H, Tokarska M, Turvey ST, Wójcik JM, Żyła W, Szymura JM, Hofreiter M, Barlow A (2017) Complex Admixture Preceded and Followed the Extinction of Wisent in the Wild. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 34 (3) : 598 - 612. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msw254

Crees JJ, Collins AC, Stephenson PJ, Meredith HMR, Young RP, Howe C, Price MRS, Turvey ST (2016) A comparative approach to assess drivers of success in mammalian conservation recovery programs. Conservation Biology, 30 (4) : 694 - 705. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12652

Crees JJ, Carbone C, Sommer RS, Benecke N, Turvey ST (2016) Millennial-scale faunal record reveals differential resilience of European large mammals to human impacts across the Holocene. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 283 (1827) : 20152152 - 20152152. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2152

Turvey ST, Crees JJ, Di Fonzo MMI (2015) Historical data as a baseline for conservation: reconstructing long-term faunal extinction dynamics in Late Imperial–modern China. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282 (1813) : 20151299 - 20151299. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1299

Crees JJ, Turvey ST (2015) What constitutes a ‘native’ species? Insights from the Quaternary faunal record. Biological Conservation, 186 : 143 - 148. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.03.007

Durant S, Pettorelli N, Blackburn T, Baillie J, Boxshall G, Brooks S, Carbone C, Coulson T, Crees J, Cunningham A, Daniels M, Deinet S, Ewen J, Gaston K, Gregory R, Hayward M, MacDonald D, Mace G, May R, Norris K, Pimm S, Raffaelli D, Redpath S, Sutherland W (2014) UK bill could prompt biodiversity loss. NATURE, 512 (7514) : 253 - 253. doi: 10.1038/512253a

Veríssimo D, MacMillan DC, Smith RJ, Crees J, Davies ZG (2014) Has Climate Change Taken Prominence over Biodiversity Conservation?. BioScience, 64 (7) : 625 - 629. doi: 10.1093/biosci/biu079

Crees JJ, Turvey ST (2014) Holocene extinction dynamics of Equus hydruntinus, a late-surviving European megafaunal mammal. Quaternary Science Reviews, 91 : 16 - 29. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.03.003

Crees JJ (2013) Dynamics of large mammal range shifts and extinction: evidence from the Holocene record of Europe. PhD Thesis. (Supervisor(s)) Mace GM, Turvey ST, Carbone C.

Contributed Publications

van de Vlasakker J, Crees JJ, Böhm M (2014) Bison Rewilding Plan 2014-2024: Rewilding Europe’s contribution to the comeback of the European bison.

Introduction

Summary

My broad research interests involve integrating diverse data sources (from palaeontology, archaeology, historical archives and ecology) to understand patterns, processes and drivers of past and present biodiversity loss. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher on a NERC-funded project modelling the effects of climate, vegetation and humans on late Quaternary megafaunal extinctions across northern Eurasia. I am also interested in how we can use scientific research to inform current day policy and practice and have carried out consultancy research for NGOs on conservation reintroductions and rewilding.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Imperial College London / Zoological Society of London, UK, 2009 - 2013

MSc, DICE, University of Kent, UK, 2007 - 2008

BA (Hons), University of Oxford, UK, 2003 - 2006

Employment history

Academic

Postdoctoral Researcher, Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences, UK, 2016 - ongoing

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Zoological Society of London, UK, 2013 - 2015

Non-academic

Research Officer/Senior Research Officer, National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), 2015 - 2016

Highlighted publications

Crees JJ, Turvey ST, Freeman R, Carbone C (2019) Mammalian tolerance to humans is predicted by body mass: evidence from long-term archives.. Ecology, doi: 10.1002/ecy.2783

Turvey ST, Crees JJ, Hansford J, Jeffree TE, Crumpton N, et al. (2017) Quaternary vertebrate faunas from Sumba, Indonesia: implications for Wallacean biogeography and evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 284 (1861) : 20171278 - 20171278. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1278

Crees JJ, Carbone C, Sommer RS, Benecke N, Turvey ST (2016) Millennial-scale faunal record reveals differential resilience of European large mammals to human impacts across the Holocene. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 283 (1827) : 20152152 - 20152152. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2152

Crees JJ, Turvey ST (2015) What constitutes a ‘native’ species? Insights from the Quaternary faunal record. Biological Conservation, 186 : 143 - 148. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.03.007

Publications

Publications

Crees JJ, Turvey ST, Freeman R, Carbone C (2019) Mammalian tolerance to humans is predicted by body mass: evidence from long-term archives.. Ecology, doi: 10.1002/ecy.2783

Turvey ST, Crees JJ, Li Z, Bielby J, Yuan J (2017) Long-term archives reveal shifting extinction selectivity in China's postglacial mammal fauna. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 284 (1867) : 20171979 - 20171979. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1979

Turvey ST, Crees JJ, Hansford J, Jeffree TE, Crumpton N, Kurniawan I, Setiyabudi E, Guillerme T, Paranggarimu U, Dosseto A, van den Bergh GD (2017) Quaternary vertebrate faunas from Sumba, Indonesia: implications for Wallacean biogeography and evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 284 (1861) : 20171278 - 20171278. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1278

Węcek K, Hartmann S, Paijmans JLA, Taron U, Xenikoudakis G, Cahill JA, Heintzman PD, Shapiro B, Baryshnikov G, Bunevich AN, Crees JJ, Dobosz R, Manaserian N, Okarma H, Tokarska M, Turvey ST, Wójcik JM, Żyła W, Szymura JM, Hofreiter M, Barlow A (2017) Complex Admixture Preceded and Followed the Extinction of Wisent in the Wild. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 34 (3) : 598 - 612. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msw254

Crees JJ, Collins AC, Stephenson PJ, Meredith HMR, Young RP, Howe C, Price MRS, Turvey ST (2016) A comparative approach to assess drivers of success in mammalian conservation recovery programs. Conservation Biology, 30 (4) : 694 - 705. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12652

Crees JJ, Carbone C, Sommer RS, Benecke N, Turvey ST (2016) Millennial-scale faunal record reveals differential resilience of European large mammals to human impacts across the Holocene. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 283 (1827) : 20152152 - 20152152. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2152

Turvey ST, Crees JJ, Di Fonzo MMI (2015) Historical data as a baseline for conservation: reconstructing long-term faunal extinction dynamics in Late Imperial–modern China. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282 (1813) : 20151299 - 20151299. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1299

Crees JJ, Turvey ST (2015) What constitutes a ‘native’ species? Insights from the Quaternary faunal record. Biological Conservation, 186 : 143 - 148. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.03.007

Durant S, Pettorelli N, Blackburn T, Baillie J, Boxshall G, Brooks S, Carbone C, Coulson T, Crees J, Cunningham A, Daniels M, Deinet S, Ewen J, Gaston K, Gregory R, Hayward M, MacDonald D, Mace G, May R, Norris K, Pimm S, Raffaelli D, Redpath S, Sutherland W (2014) UK bill could prompt biodiversity loss. NATURE, 512 (7514) : 253 - 253. doi: 10.1038/512253a

Veríssimo D, MacMillan DC, Smith RJ, Crees J, Davies ZG (2014) Has Climate Change Taken Prominence over Biodiversity Conservation?. BioScience, 64 (7) : 625 - 629. doi: 10.1093/biosci/biu079

Crees JJ, Turvey ST (2014) Holocene extinction dynamics of Equus hydruntinus, a late-surviving European megafaunal mammal. Quaternary Science Reviews, 91 : 16 - 29. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.03.003

Crees JJ (2013) Dynamics of large mammal range shifts and extinction: evidence from the Holocene record of Europe. PhD Thesis. (Supervisor(s)) Mace GM, Turvey ST, Carbone C.

Contributed Publications

van de Vlasakker J, Crees JJ, Böhm M (2014) Bison Rewilding Plan 2014-2024: Rewilding Europe’s contribution to the comeback of the European bison.