Associate Professor in Environmental Change, University of Leeds

I am interested in applying and integrating research techniques from across different disciplines to better understand the sustainable management of natural environments, biodiversity and ecosystems in a human-dominated world.

Current interests are centred on developing methods to capture the value (both in monetary and non-monetary terms) of catchments, ecosystems and natural environments.

My work to date has focussed on (i) using economic valuation techniques to determine whether people's preferences for biodiversity and ecosystem service provision varies across international boundaries; (ii) urban ecosystems and human-wildlife interactions (e.g. the role that biodiversity plays as a source of well-being in urban green spaces; using stated preference techniques to value urban biodiversity); (iii) land-use change/management (e.g. small islands, urbanisation, upland agro-ecosystems); and (iv) the management of mobile species, such as migratory pests in Africa, or birds of conservation concern in the UK.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in environmental change, University of Leeds