Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Professor of Natural Resource Management



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We have lost a valued colleague and wise advisor, John Mumford, Professor of Natural Resource Management in the Centre for Environmental Policy.

John first joined Imperial College as a PhD student in 1975 and was promoted to lecturer in 1979.

Much of his subsequent career was based within the different iterations of the College’s environmental programme. He served as the CEP’s Head of Department from 2006 to 2011.

Read about John's research activities at Imperial.

A full obituary for John can be read on the Centre for Environmental Policy website:

In memoriam: John Mumford

In the meantime, please contact for details of a memorial service for John to be held in Windsor on 2 March 2023.

For any enquiries relating to current research and publications please contact Adrian Leach, and for academic references Tilly Collins will be able to help.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Goti-Aralucea L, Fitzpatrick M, Doering R, et al., 2018, "Overarching sustainability objectives overcome incompatible directions in the Common Fisheries Policy", Marine Policy, Vol:91, ISSN:0308-597X, Pages:49-57

Mumford JD, Leach AW, Benedict MQ, et al., 2018, Maintaining quality of candidate strains of transgenic mosquitoes for studies in containment facilities in disease endemic countries, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, Vol:18, ISSN:1530-3667, Pages:31-38

Urquhart J, Potter C, Barnett J, et al., 2017, Expert risk perceptions and the social amplification of risk: a case study in invasive tree pests and diseases, Environmental Science & Policy, Vol:77, ISSN:1462-9011, Pages:172-178

Rindorf A, Mumford J, Baranowski P, et al., 2017, Moving beyond the MSY concept to reflect multidimensional fisheries management objectives, Marine Policy, Vol:85, ISSN:0308-597X, Pages:33-41

Rindorf A, Dichmont CM, Thorson J, et al., 2017, Inclusion of ecological, economic, social, and institutional considerations when setting targets and limits for multispecies fisheries, ICES Journal of Marine Science, Vol:74, ISSN:1054-3139, Pages:453-463

Kempf A, Mumford J, Levontin P, et al., 2016, The MSY concept in a multi-objective fisheries environment - Lessons from the North Sea, Marine Policy, Vol:69, ISSN:1872-9460, Pages:146-158

Soliman T, MacLeod A, Mumford JD, et al., 2016, A Regional Decision Support Scheme for Pest Risk Analysis in Southeast Asia, Risk Analysis, Vol:36, ISSN:1539-6924, Pages:904-913

Maria Rincon M, Mumford JD, Levontin P, et al., 2016, The economic value of environmental data: a notional insurance scheme for the European anchovy, ICES Journal of Marine Science, Vol:73, ISSN:1054-3139, Pages:1033-1041

Leach AW, Levontin P, Holt J, et al., 2014, Identification and prioritization of uncertainties for management of Eastern Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus), Marine Policy, Vol:48, ISSN:0308-597X, Pages:84-92

Nghiem LTP, Soliman T, Yeo DCJ, et al., 2013, Economic and environmental impacts of harmful non-indigenous species in Southeast Asia, PLOS One, Vol:8, ISSN:1932-6203

Holt J, Leach AW, Schrader G, et al., 2013, Eliciting and combining decision criteria using a limited palette of utility functions and uncertainty distributions: illustrated by application to Pest Risk Analysis, Risk Analysis, Vol:34, ISSN:0272-4332, Pages:4-16

Kehlenbeck H, Cannon R, Breukers A, et al., 2012, A protocol for analysing the costs and benefits of plant health control measures, Bulletin OEPP, Vol:42, ISSN:0250-8052, Pages:81-88

CARRASCO L, MUMFORD J, MACLEOD A, et al., 2010, Comprehensive bioeconomic modelling of multiple harmful non-indigenous species, Ecological Economics, Vol:69, Pages:1303-1312


Mumford JD, 2013, Biosecurity management practices: Determining and delivering a response, Biosecurity: the socio-politics of invasive species and infectious diseases, Editor(s): Dobson, Barker, Taylor, United Kingfom, Earthscan, Pages:105-119, ISBN:978-0-415-53477-2


Holt J, Leach A, Mumford JD, et al., 2016, Development of probabilistic models for quantitative pathway analysis of plant pest introduction for the EU territory, 2016:EN-1062, Parma, Italy, European Food Safety Authority

Romakkaniemi A, Apostolidis C, Bal G, et al., 2015, Best practices for the provision of prior information for Bayesian stock assessment, . ICES Cooperative Research Report No 328, Copenhagen, Denmark, ICES

EFSA, 2013, Guidance on the environmental risk assessment of genetically modified animals, Guidance on the environmental risk assessment of genetically modified animals, EFSA Journal 2013;11(5):3200, Parma, Italy, European Food Safety Authority

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