Iain McNicol

Iain's current research examines how Tanzania's Wildlife Management Areas affect the ability of local communities to respond to environmental shocks.

Gender Differentiated Preferences for a Community-Based Conservation Initiative

Community-based conservation (CBC) aims to benefit local people as well as to achieve conservation goals, but has been criticised for taking a simplistic view of “community” and failing to recognise differences in the preferences and motivations of community members. We explore this heterogeneity in the context of Kenya’s conservancies, focussing on the livelihood preferences of men and women living adjacent to the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Andrew Dobson

Andy is using agent based models to explore how ranger patrols and poachers interact, and what this means for protected area management.

Harriet Ibbett

Harriet's work in eastern Cambodia focuses on understanding hunting in a tropical forest ecosystem.

Game of Lions

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

Conservation Science Undergraduate Course

Our award-winning fourth year module introduces the field of conservation science focusing on changes in biodiversity, threats to biodiversity, protected area management, and people-focused conservation.

Zac Baynham-Herd

Zac’s PhD explores how conflicts are conceptualised and how conservationists intervene to resolve them, focusing on a Wildlife Management Area in Northern Tanzania as a case-study.

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.

Chris Pollard

Chris’s research is focused on studying the way people in conservation conflicts make decisions.

Aidan Keane

Chancellor's Fellow & Senior Lecturer in Conservation Science; Research Group Leader