Dr Sophie Wynne-Jones
Lecturer in Human Geography
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.
Sophie is a human geographer working on rural landscape change and governance. This includes research on:
1) Farming and agricultural policy developments: farmer decision-making, learning and practise; adoption of environmental management; co-operative behaviours; agri- environmental governance changes; novel forms of governance and partnership.
2) Human-nature relations with nature: whether these are constructed in terms of ecosystem services or ambitions for rewilding, and the implications these ideas have.
3) Knowledge controversies: how different rural stakeholders interact and agree on appropriate strategies for rural and landscape futures.
Rewilding in Wales – assessing processes of conflict and change
Rewilding in a Changing Europe: Opportunities, Threats and Shifting Geographies of Land-Use https://rewildinglandscapes.wordpress.com/
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
- 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, no. 4.
- 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.
- 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. DOI: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2017.02.012
- 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. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2017.05.017
- 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. DOI: 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. DOI: 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. DOI: 10.1080/19460171.2013.857474