Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Reader in Environmental Policy and Practice



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I’m passionate about applied biodiversity conservation research and I’m interested in improving policy that impacts the persistence of species and people’s wellbeing. I spend most of my time applying social science theories to solve challenges associated to biodiversity conservation. My research spans marine and terrestrial systems, and I run both global and local scale projects. For example, at a global scale, I am investigating what, how and why conservation interventions spread around the world. At a local scale I investigating how policies aimed at conserving and restoring biodiversity in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest and coast can be improved.



Cheng SH, Costedoat S, Sigouin A, et al., 2023, Assessing evidence on the impacts of nature-based interventions for climate change mitigation: a systematic map of primary and secondary research from subtropical and tropical terrestrial regions, Environmental Evidence, Vol:12

Adams VM, Alvarez-Romero JG, Ban NC, et al., 2023, Robert L. Pressey (1953-2023), Nature Ecology & Evolution, ISSN:2397-334X

Tedesco AM, Lopez-Cubillos S, Chazdon R, et al., 2023, Beyond ecology: ecosystem restoration as a process for social-ecological transformation, Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Vol:38, ISSN:0169-5347, Pages:643-653

O’Garra T, Mangubhai S, Jagadish A, et al., 2023, National-level evaluation of a community-based marine management initiative, Nature Sustainability, ISSN:2398-9629, Pages:1-17

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