Emiel de Lange

Emiel's PhD investigates how the transfer of information influences the effectiveness of behaviour change strategies in conservation

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.

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“Gorilla Warfare”

Conservation PhD student Zac Baynham-Herd talks conservation, politics, and re-framing 'human-wildlife conflict' at the Bright Club stand up comedy show, Edinburgh, 28/07/16

Iain McNicol

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

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.

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.