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The James Hutton Institute
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
My research focuses on the challenges of achieving more participatory and holistic natural resource management, with a particular focus on the Ecosystem Approach and the challenges of governing complex socio-ecological systems. My early work in both the ‘Global North’ and the ‘Global South’ was largely focused on community-level conservation but in recent years, I have increasingly focused on how higher-level institutions affect and interact with what happens ‘on the ground’. I do not situate my work in a single academic discipline, but my work is informed by ideas from political ecology, environmental governance and Science and Technology Studies.
For SEFARI I focus on whether and how existing approaches to soil, water and biodiversity management can be coordinated or integrated to deliver multiple benefits (see more here and here); how monitoring and evaluation can help with the delivery of multiple benefits (see more here); and how policies for water quality and flooding can be better integrated.
More information about my work can be found here.
This report summarises the research done from May 2016 to March 2018 regarding aligning delivery
mechanisms that act on natural assets (biodiversity, soil and water).