Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, University of Reading

Simon’s research focuses on the links between land use, biodiversity and ecosystem services using a combination of natural, social and economic science approaches. Much of his work looks at ways of reconciling the conflicting demands of food production and biodiversity conservation, with research outcomes aimed at developing evidence-based mitigation options for policy and management applications.

Research Interests:
– Understanding the relationship between land use, biodiversity and ecosystem services
– Food security: role of biodiversity and ecosystem services in food production
– Developing evidence-based adaptation and mitigation options for policy and management applications
– Conservation of pollinators and sustainable management of pollination services
– Environmental drivers of biodiversity and ecosystem services, including: land use change, climate change, agrochemicals, invasive species and socio-economic factors
– Quantifying the economic and socio-cultural value of pollination and other ecosystem services
– Ecology and management of agro-ecosystems for the conservation of biodiversity
– Member of Soil Research at Reading

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, University of Reading