- Associate Professor - University of Leeds
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.
Currently my research falls into three broad areas (i) biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services; (ii) land degradation, sustainable agriculture, land-use and development; and (iii) urbanisation, urban greenspaces and sustainable cities. My work centres on applying and developing methods to understand the multiple values (including in monetary and non-monetary terms, as well as metrics of ecological 'quality') of ecosystems and natural environments. I am particularly interested in how these values might be linked both to biodiversity and underlying ecosystem properties, as well as to human health, well-being and life chances.