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Conservation Research Institute


This theme addresses how different value traditions contribute to an understanding of the role of nature in relation to health, wellbeing and prosperity. This includes an understanding of biodiversity in relation to ecosystem services and natural capital, as well as the roles  of nature in mitigating risk and vulnerability, and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.


Professor Andrew  Balmford
Professor of Conservation Science
01223 (3)31770
Professor Richard S K Barnes
Research Fellow
Professor at Rhodes University in South Africa
Associate Professor in the University of Queensland
Professor Stephen  Connor
Director of CRASSH
Grace 2 Professor of English
University Lecturer in Animal Ecology
Professor of Earth Systems Science and Fellow of Clare College
PhD Candidate
BAS Early Career Researcher (ECR) Diversity Champion
PhD Student
ESRC scholar
Professor of Environmental Economics and Public Policy
(01223) 339773
Research Associate
Dr Cristina  Peñasco
Post-doctoral Research Associate
01223 332896
Reader in Personality and Individual Differences
+44 (0)1223 (7)67805
Senior Lecturer in Conservation Leadership
01223 766574
Sir Harvey McGrath Lecturer
01223 338 374
Miriam Rothschild Professor of Conservation Biology
01223 (3)36686
Harold Samuel Professor of Law and Environmental Policy
Head of Department of Geography
Founder of the Conservation Research Institute
01223 339823
Dr Yan  Zhang
British Academy Research Fellow, Centre of Development Studies