Imperial College London

Andrew T. Knight, Ph.D.

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 2283andrew.knight1 Website




N2.8MunroSilwood Park





Theme 1 – Ensuring the Effectiveness of Conservation Planning Initiatives

  • Operational models for conservation planning linking theory and practice
  • Integrating social and ecological information for holistic landscape assessments
  • Design of optimal mixes of instruments, incentives and institutions
  • Approaches for measuring the effectiveness of conservation actions

Theme 2 – Enhancing the Effectiveness of Individuals for Conservation

  • Understanding “expertise” and developing techniques for applying it effectively
  • Psychometric analyses of human attitudes and behaviour
  • Mapping social networks for social learning
  • Understanding and enhancing the adaptive capacity of individuals

Current PhD Candidates

  • Allison Catalano - Understanding the involvement of private sector companies in the establishment and management of private protected areas
  • Sam Lloyd - Mainstreaming spatial conservation prioritisation products for land-use planners in South Africa
  • Ruth Kansky - Tolerance towards wildlife conflict: a cross-cultural study
  • Jeff Muntifering - Evidence-based management of rhino conservation and tourism in the Kunene communal lands of Namibia 
  • Rebecca Smith - Evidence-based social technologies promoting adaptive co-management of tropical forest recovery initiatives aiming to mitigate climate change

Current MSc Candidates

  • Jan Coetzee - Improving the effectiveness of conservation stewardship in the Western Cape province, South Africa