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Agricultural Economic Modeller Policy, Innovation and Behaviour ChangeLand Economy, Environment and Behaviour Change
As an ecologist and an ecological economist, I am interested in:
Recent work has focused on the role of knowledge in biodiversity conservation behaviour and socio-economic determinants of water saving behaviour in the European Union, as well as an assessment of the environmental values and attitudes of undergraduates in agro-environmental studies in SRUC. Other recent work includes catchment-level modelling of smallholder farms as part of research on Malawi on the impact of the adoption of conservation agriculture and agroforestry on watershed services (in the context of climate change adaptation), and on the potential for the creation of a watershed ecosystem services market that could finance the switch to these more sustainable practices. I have previously done ecological research on spiders as potential bioindicators of heavy metal soil pollution in agrosystems (MSc dissertation, 2010; impact assessment study and report for Portuguese NGO, 2011) and assisted research on the provision of ecosystem services by riparian forest strips in oil palm plantations in Sabah, Borneo (SAFE Project, 2012).
I teach undergraduate Economics (1st Year/HNC), Resource Economics (2nd Year/HND), Data Collection and Handling (2nd Year/HND), Research Skills and Data Analysis (3rd Yea/BSc) and assist with Environmental Economics (4th Year/Honours) across various undergraduate programmes at the SRUC Edinburgh Campus.
Address: Land Economy, Environment and Society Research Group, SRUC, Peter Wilson Building, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JG, United Kingdom
Telephone: 0131 535 4153