Welcome to Helen Phillips, who starts her PhD today funded by a Hans Rausing PhD Scholarship. She was awarded a Distinction for her MSc in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation at Imperial this year, undertaking a project that was part of PREDICTS, so she's already an old hand; before her MSc, she did a BSc in Zoology at the University of Liverpool. Part of her PhD research, on modelling biodiversity responses to human impacts, will be within the PREDICTS project.