People » Cécile Girardin

Postdoctoral Researcher & James Martin Fellow

Cécile is currently a post doc in the Ecosystem Lab. at the School of Geography and the Environment and Director of Oxford Biochar.


Professor Joshua Farley, Vermont University

4-8 March 2013

Professor Joshua Farley from Vermont University will be giving a series of lectures, seminars and workshops in Week 8:

Monday 4 March, 4:00-6:00pm, SoGE Auditorium
Lecture: "The Political Economy of Ecosystem Services"

Tuesday 5 March, 2:00-5:00 pm, Beckit Room, SoGE
Hands-on case study based workshop for Masters students: "From Small Family Farms in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest to Global Food and
Ecosystems: How do we Value, Produce and Allocate Essential and Nonsubstitutable resources on a full planet?"
(pre-registration requested, e-mail

Wednesday 6 March, 2:00-4:00 pm, Seminar Room B, St Cross Building (Department of Economics)
"Monetary and Fiscal Policy for a Steady State Economy"

Thursday 7 March, 2:15-4:00 pm, ISCA, 61 Banbury Rd
"Does Excessive Quantification Diminish the Social Sciences? The Case of Economics"

Friday 8 March, 2:00-3:30 pm, Seminar Room B, qeh-ODID
Open discussion on the contribution of ecological economics to development studies with ODID researchers and Visiting Professor Pascal van Griethuysen from The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.

Download a programme for this visiting lecturership


People » Ariella Helfgott

Senior Visiting Research Associate, ECI

Ariella Helfgott’s work spans conceptual and mathematical modelling of system resilience and adaptability, through to participatory approaches to building resilience and adaptive capacity on-the-ground.


Laura Pereira, a PhD student at the School of Geography and the Environment, has just published her PhD thesis entitled, "Private sector adaptive capacity to climate change impacts in the food system: food security implications for South Africa and Brazil".

You can download her thesis from the GECAFS website here


People » Russell Layberry

Senior Researcher in Energy Modelling

Russell is interested in the energy and carbon implications of farming.


People » Tom Thornton

Director, MSc Environmental Change & Management & Senior Research Fellow

Tom’s research interests are in the sustainability and local management of indigenous food systems.


People » Yadvinder Malhi

Professor of Ecosystems Science; Leader, ECI Ecosystems Research Programme & Jackson Senior Research Fellow at Oriel College, Oxford

Yadvinder’s research interests focus on interactions between tropical ecosystems and the global atmosphere.


People » Tara Garnett

Food Climate Research Network

Tara Garnett initiated, and runs the Food Climate Research Network, now based at the Environmental Change Institute.


People » John Ingram