Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Senior Lecturer in Conservation Science







Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





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.



Adams VM, Mills M, Weeks R, et al., 2019, Implementation strategies for systematic conservation planning, Ambio, Vol:48, ISSN:0044-7447, Pages:139-152

Alvarez-Romero JG, Mills M, Adams VM, et al., 2018, Research advances and gaps in marine planning: towards a global database in systematic conservation planning, Biological Conservation, Vol:227, ISSN:0006-3207, Pages:369-382

Teixeira JB, Moura RL, Mills M, et al., 2018, A habitat-based approach to predict impacts of marine protected areas on fishers, Conservation Biology, Vol:32, ISSN:0888-8892, Pages:1096-1106

Salazar G, Mills M, Veríssimo D, 2018, Qualitative impact evaluation of a social marketing campaign for conservation., Conservation Biology, ISSN:0888-8892

de Paula Costa MD, Mills M, Richardson AJ, et al., 2018, Efficiently enforcing artisanal fisheries to protect estuarine biodiversity, Ecological Applications, Vol:28, ISSN:1051-0761, Pages:1450-1458

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