Biodiversity

Conversion of land for food production is a major threat to biodiversity, while much biodiversity exists on agricultural land. The conservation of wildlife and the maintenance of ecosystem services can be separated from issues of food security.

People » Carla Romeu-Dalmau

Post Doctoral Researcher, Biodiversity Institute

Carla’s research aims to improve the socio-economic and ecological understanding of agro-ecosystems.

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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.

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People » Céline Jennison

MPhil Candidate Environmental Change and Management

In 2014, Céline graduated from Cornell University with a BSc in Plant Science and developed a passion for perennial edible landscapes because of their potential to resolve food insecurity. As food systems are deeply intertwined with other systems in society, she enrolled in Oxford’s Environmental Change and Management MPhil program to better understand the ‘big picture’.

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People » Claudia Havranek

DPhil Candidate, Department of Plant Sciences

Claudia’s research focuses on optimising conservation in a functional, agricultural landscape. She considers how land management techniques affect levels of plant diversity and the agricultural yield on British farmland. Her fieldwork is based on the Ditchley Park Estate, Oxfordshire.

Claudia is particularly interested in the importance and effectiveness of agri-environment schemes, with respect to hedgerows and landscape heterogeneity.

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People » David Macdonald

Professor of Wildlife Conservation; Director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit & Senior Research Fellowship, Lady Margaret Hall

David Macdonald is interested in the scientific underpinning of practical and policy solutions to problems in wildlife conservation.

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People » Jamie Lorimer

Associate Professor in Human Geography

Jamie's research interests encompass cultural geography, the geographies of science, the politics of Nature and wildlife conservation. His work explores inherently geographical questions that conjoin the social and the environmental sciences. He employs qualitative, visual, ethnographic and historical methods. He has conducted extensive periods of fieldwork in the UK, Sri Lanka and most recently the Netherlands.

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People » Jessica Thorn

DPhil Student, Department of Zoology

Assessing the impact of land management strategies of small-holder farmers on ecosystem processes, goods and services, and human well-being in a changing climate

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People » Jim Hall

Director, Environmental Change Institute. Professor of Climate and Environmental Risk (School of Geography and the Environment)

Professor Jim Hall FREng is Director of the Environmental Change Institute

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People » John Krebs

Emeritus Professor of Zoology

John Krebs is no longer carrying out original research. His interests lie in the relationship between science and policy, and has been particularly involved in policy related to the control of bovine tuberculosis.

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People » Kathy Willis

Professor of Biodiversity & Director of Science at Kew Gardens

Kathy's research interests focus on biodiversity responses to environmental change and the dynamic processes of species and their interactions with the environment over a range of timescales.

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