Maureen's PhD investigates how rapid infrastructural development, economic development and ecological changes - particularly drought and elephant crop-raiding behaviour - influence people’s behaviour.
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.
Chancellor's Fellow & Senior Lecturer in Conservation Science; Research Group Leader