While serving as lecturer, Dr. Kelvin Peh is also a Principal Investigator for Conservation Ecology and Ecosystem Services at the University of Southampton. He joined Biological Sciences and the Institute for Life Sciences in February 2013 as a Research Career Track Lecturer. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Zoology, Cambridge University.
Having spent most of his career pursuing his life-long interest in conservation ecology–mostly in the tropics, Dr. Peh’s education benefitted from the direct input and experience of top academics, such as the late Navjot Sodhi from the National University of Singapore, Johnny de Jong of the Swedish Biodiversity Centre, Simon Lewis from Leeds University, and Andrew Balmford from Cambridge University. Now at the faculty, he takes a particular pleasure in one aspect of academic life: mentoring research students. And he hopes to give them the same wide, if speedy, grounding that covers a broad range of conservation science.