Category: Projects

The influence of risk on patterns of illegal activity in a hunted landscape in West Liberia

Sorrel's PhD project uses insights from behavioural psychology and cognitive sciences to design better ways of reducing bushmeat use in West Africa.

Information transfer and the effectiveness of behaviour change strategies in conservation

Emiel's PhD project aims to understand how information from a conservation intervention is transferred, how it flows through a communities and how this affects behaviour.

Investing in agroforestry options for forest restoration in Indonesia

Southeast Asia has the lowest proportion of remaining forest cover and highest rate of contemporary deforestation of any tropical region. This project aims to use agroforestry to restore degraded tropical forests in order to enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services, as well as replenishing timber and non-timber forest product resources.

Coping with El Niño in Tanzania: Differentiated local impacts and household-level responses

The impacts of El Niño are most serious in poor rural parts of the world, where households decisions about how to respond are vital if they are to minimise the harm they suffer. In this project, we examine how Wildlife Management Areas – a specific form of community-based natural resource management institution – affect the ability of local communities to respond to El Niño.

Learning From Observational Data To Improve Protected Area Management

Law enforcement is an essential part of Protected Area (PA) management. This project aims to determine how patrol data can best be analysed by PA managers to monitor enforcement effort, inform future patrolling strategies, and motivate rangers.

Game of Lions

Zac's PhD project uses experimental approaches to study conservation conflicts in northern Tanzania

Using game theory for understanding and managing conservation conflict

Chris's PhD research uses frameworks from common-pool resource literature and game theory to explore conflict over goose numbers in the Scottish islands.