How does human induced environmental change affect human well-being at different scales?
I am exploring human-nature interactions in conservation decision making. Specifically, my research will look at how perceptions of equity affect the success of conservation interventions. By better understanding how burdens and benefits of conservation interventions are distributed, conservation planning decisions can be more effective.
The overarching goal of my PhD research is to identify opportunities during the project lifecycle of conservation interventions to create win-win outcomes for both biodiversity conservation and the wellbeing of people. To achieve this, I am adopting an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing on insights in particular from the social sciences, ecology, economics, and human development theories.