Daniel Cox

Daniel Cox

Research Group

Member of Professor Kevin J Gaston's research group, working closely with Stefano Casalegno, Antoine Cottin, Jonathan Bennie, Thomas Davies, Richard Inger, Iain Stott

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Dr Daniel Cox

Research Fellow


My research uses an interdisciplinary approach to investigate the relationship between urban nature and human health and wellbeing. I apply theory based on ecology, the health sciences and social science to quantify the health and wellbeing benefits provided by different biological components of green space, and to understand how these benefits flow around the landscape. I coordinate Professor Kevin Gaston's research group.

I am a member of the Environment and Sustainability Institute.

Research interests

  • Health benefits from interacting with nature
  • People and nature experiences
  • Garden bird feeding: connecting people to nature
  • Ecosystem services provided by urban birds
  • Connectivity for urban birds

Current projects

  • Fragments, Functions and Flows - the Scaling of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Urban Ecosystems
  • Management of Professor Kevin Gaston's research group


2012 PhD in Avian Ecology (University of St Andrews) 
 MSc Conservation and Biodiversity (University of Exeter) 
 BSc Medical Microbiology (University of Edinburgh)


2017 Research fellow, Univeristy of Exeter 
2013 Associate Research Fellow, University of Exeter
2004-2007 Ornithologist and Expedition Leader, Frontier-Tanzania

Contact details

Email d.t.c.cox@exeter.ac.uk
Building Environment and Sustainability Institute
Room 1.03
Address University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
Cornwall TR10 9FE