Brain & Nerves
James Hansford

James Hansford

The Zoological Society of London

James Hansford is Research Fellow at the Institute of Zoology of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and at the Northern Illinois University. His work investigates patterns of speciation from the subfossil record and in modern animals. Taxonomy, or the description of species, forms the fundamental units of how the diversity of life on the planet is understood. James is interested in developing knowledge of how and why animal species have gone extinct within the archaeological period to develop a baseline of extinction dynamics before the global impact of humanity in the Anthropocene.