Dr Sophie Wynne-Jones
Lecturer in Human Geography
Room F24 Thoday Building
Sophie is a human geographer working on rural landscape change and governance. This includes research on:
1) Human-nature relations and environmental governance: ambitions for rewilding, innovative governance mechanisms - e.g payments for ecosystem services, community-led and participatory management - and the implications these approaches have.
2) Farming and agricultural change: farmer decision-making, learning and practise; impacts of policy transitions (e.g. Brexit); adoption of environmental management; co-operative behaviours.
3) Knowledge controversies: understanding different knowledge systems, and how stakeholders interact and negotiate strategies for rural and landscape futures.
Working with rewilding practitioners and stakeholders in Wales to evaluate current projects, assessing values, wellbeing, and processes of change.
Rewilding in a Changing Europe: Opportunities, Threats and Shifting Geographies of Land-Use https://rewildinglandscapes.wordpress.com/
Audio of me discussing a social-science perspective on rewilding, as part of the Zoological Society of London's podcast of rewilidng in a changing climate https://www.zsl.org/zsl-wild-science-podcast
Farming and Agricultural Change
Breaking-STEP - Breaking the Barriers to Soil Testing on Pastures, SARIC funded.
Fferm Ifan & Conwy Catchment North Wales funded through Defra SIP2 project http://www.siplatform.org.uk/farming-collaboration
Pontbren Project in Mid Wales, funded through Welsh Government http://gov.wales/funding/eu-funds/previous/programme-evaluation/pontbren-project/?lang=en
Food Values exploring innovate approaches to food education and communications https://foodvaluesblog.wordpress.com/ funded through Wales Rural Development Programme Supply Chain Efficiencies & ESRC Impact Accelerator Award
New directions in agri-environmental governance - Wales advisor on https://agrienvironmentalgovernance.wordpress.com/
Previous evaluations of agri-environmental development in Wales funded through:
Wales Nature Fund
Transatlantic Rural Research Network & Imperial College London http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/lifesciences/grandchallengesinecosystemsandtheenvironment/eventssummary/event_9-4-2015-14-45-14
Wales Rural Observatory http://www.walesruralobservatory.org.uk
2015 PGCTHE. Aberystwyth University
2011 PhD Geography: 'Negotiating Neoliberalism: Engaging Ecosystem Services'; University of Wales Aberystwyth, ESRC 1+3 funded.
2006 Practising Human Geography MA, University of Wales Aberystwyth, ESRC 1+3 funded.
2005 Geography BA, University of Wales Aberystwyth, UWA full scholarship.
- Introducing Human Geography
- People Place and Space
- GIS and Research Methods
- South-West and Making Snowdonia Fieldcourses
- Governing Society and Environment
- Geographical Thought
Siobhan Maderson: Beekeepers Knowledges, ERSC Funded
Theresa Bodner: Emerging Space for Woodland Creation in Britain's Crowded Future Landscapes, SWRC Funded
Heli Gittins: Woodland and Wellbeing, KESS funded.
Sioned Williams: Social Return of COmmunity Renewables, KESS Funded
Kajenje Magessa: Participatory Forest Management in Tanzania, Commonwealth Funded
- Research Trends: Rewilding ForestryDandy, N & Wynne-Jones, S 2019, 'Research Trends: Rewilding Forestry', Forest Policy and Economics.
- Vulnerability of British farms to post-Brexit subsidy removal, and implications for intensification, extensification and land sparing.Arnott, D, Chadwick, D, Wynne-Jones, S & Jones, DL 2019, 'Vulnerability of British farms to post-Brexit subsidy removal, and implications for intensification, extensification and land sparing.', Land Use Policy.
- Rewilding a country: Britain as a study caseSandom, C & Wynne-Jones, S 2019, Rewilding a country: Britain as a study case. in N Pettorelli, S Durant & JT DuToit (eds), Rewilding. Ecological Reviews, Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108560962
- Asian Indigeneity, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, and Challenges of the 2030 AgendaBuenavista, DP, Wynne-Jones, S & McDonald, M 2018, 'Asian Indigeneity, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, and Challenges of the 2030 Agenda', East Asian Community Rev, vol. 1, no. 3-4, pp. 221-240. https://doi.org/10.1057/s42215-018-00010-0
- Abandoning or Reimagining a Cultural Heartland? Understanding and Responding to Rewilding Conflicts in Wales - the case of the Cambrian Wildwood.Wynne-Jones, S, Holmes, G & Strouts, G 2018, 'Abandoning or Reimagining a Cultural Heartland? Understanding and Responding to Rewilding Conflicts in Wales - the case of the Cambrian Wildwood.', Environmental Values, vol. 27, no. 4. https://doi.org/10.3197/096327118X15251686827723
- Assembling Payments for Ecosystem Services in WalesWynne-Jones, S & Vetter, T 2018, Assembling Payments for Ecosystem Services in Wales. in J Forney, C Rosin & H Campbell (eds), Agri-Environmental Governance as an Assemblage. Earthscan Food and Agriculture, Routledge, pp. 19-37.
- The more-than-economic dimensions of cooperation in food productionEmery, S, Wynne-Jones, S & Forney, J 2017, 'The more-than-economic dimensions of cooperation in food production', Journal of Rural Studies, vol. 53, pp. 229-238. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2017.05.017
- Understanding Farmer Co-operationWynne-Jones, S 2017, 'Understanding Farmer Co-operation: Exploring practices of social relatedness and emergent affects.', Journal of Rural Studies, vol. 53, pp. 259-268. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2017.02.012
- Flooding and media storms - controversies over farming and upland land-use in the UK.Wynne-Jones, S 2016, 'Flooding and media storms - controversies over farming and upland land-use in the UK.', Land Use Policy, vol. 58, no. December, 58, pp. 533–536. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.08.007
- Beekeepers’ knowledges and participation in pollinator conservation policyMaderson, S & Wynne-Jones, S 2016, 'Beekeepers’ knowledges and participation in pollinator conservation policy', Journal of Rural Studies, vol. 45, no. June 2016, pp. 88-98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.02.015
- Reading for difference’ with Payments for Ecosystem Services in WalesWynne-Jones, S 2014, 'Reading for difference’ with Payments for Ecosystem Services in Wales', Critical Policy Studies, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 148-164. https://doi.org/10.1080/19460171.2013.857474
- Rewilding in a changing Europe: opportunities, threats and shifting geographies of land-use
- KESS II PhD project with Woodland Trust BUK292