Douglas MacMillan

Professor of Conservation and Applied Resource Economics, University of Kent

I am a Professor of Conservation and Applied Resource Economics.

I seek to work with committed organisations and individuals to produce excellent, high impact original research. My research interests are, in broad terms, related to biodiversity and forestry economics. Currently, I am especially focused on economic valuation of ecosystem services, incentive systems for ecosystem conservation, human-wildlife conflict, and conservation/land use planning and policy.

I am passionate about learning and teaching. I enjoy teaching economics and explaining its relevance to conserving biodiversity and the planet! I teach on a wide range of modules in the School as part of our MSc programmes and I find it very rewarding to teach students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds and interests. I also travel overseas to deliver short courses in biodiversity economics which are specifically designed for students in those countries with no previous knowledge of economics.

I believe in inter-disciplinarity! The complex challenges biodiversity conservation demands an interdisciplinary approach and I very much enjoy working with academics from other disciplines.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Conservation and Applied Resource Economics, University of Kent

Honours

St Andrew's Society of the State of New York Scholar