Our impact in biodiversity conservation is underpinned by interdisciplinary research in the theme Nature, environment and people. Here a major focus is the impact of conservation interventions on the livelihoods of local people.
Professor Julia Jones
Julia is a conservation scientist who researches conservation impact evaluation (using quasi-experimental approaches, experimental approaches and participatory impact evaluation) and the impacts of conservation interventions (including agri-environment schemes, Payments for Ecosystem Services, community forest management, protected areas and biodiversity offsets). She has a particular focus on the social dimensions of conservation and greatly enjoys working with people, methods and approaches from across disciplinary divides. Julia has a strong interest in Madagascar where she has worked, with many Malagasy colleagues, for 20 years on issues around conservation and development. She has recently had a rekindling of interest in her first research focus, crayfish in Madagascar (due to the rapid spread of a parthenogenetic invasive crayfish with potentially huge social and ecological implications).
Spotlight on Publications
Our research staff produce a range of publications within the theme of Nature, Environment and People. This list represents the best of the best from 2014 to the present day.
Struebig, MJ, Linkie, M, Deere, NJ, Martyr, DJ, Milliyanawati, B, Faulkner, SC, Le Comber, SC, Mangunjaya, FM, Leader-Williams, N, McKay, JE & St John, FAV 2018, 'Addressing human-tiger conflict using socio-ecological information on tolerance and risk', Nature Communications, vol. 9, 3455. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-05983-y
Wiik, E, Jones, JPG, Pynegar, E, Bottazzi, P, Asquith, N, Gibbons, J & Kontoleon, A 2020, Local conditions and policy design interact to determine whether ecological compensation can achieve No Net Loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services’, Conservation Biology (in press).
Sonter, L.J. et al. 2020, ‘Local conditions and policy design interact to determine whether ecological compensation can achieve No Net Loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services’. Nature Communications 11: 2072.