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The Conservation and Behaviour Lab focuses on how the social and physical environment affects individual behaviour, and how this behaviour, can, in turn, alter that environment. There is a particular interested in hunting in the tropics and primate behaviour and always try to pursue research related to conservation. The approach to conservation science includes human decisions and behaviour as part of a complex ecosystem, thus most of the work is interdisciplinary and has a strong human focus. We combine approaches and theory from ecology, anthropology and psychology.


How do humans affect animal behaviour?

In this theme, we are interested in how spatial patterns of human and animal behaviour change our understanding of sustainability and conservation. Current research on this topic is using audio playbacks paired with camera traps to record pygmy marmoset (Cebuella niveiventris) responses to playbacks of human sounds and predators. This research follows on from Larissa Barker's PhD thesis, and will extend these questions to other species, including peccaries in Peru and deer in the UK.

The effect of human behaviour and perceptions on conservation outcomes

We are interested in using conservation science to support decision-making and action for biodiversity. This theme investigates all aspects of the conservation process, and currently focuses on understanding how to motivate conservation action in UK citizens. This work involves collaboration with various conservation NGOs, such as Surrey Wildlife Trust.

Using local ecological knowledge to inform conservation decision-making

This theme aims to identify the potential uses and applications of local ecological knowledge for conservation decision-making by governmental organisations and NGOs, and to encourage increased use of this information by these stakeholders. 



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Conservation Science, PhD, Small scale human-primate interactions in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Imperial College London

Award Date: 30 Nov 2013

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, MSc, Evidence for shifting baseline syndrome in conservation, Imperial College London

Award Date: 30 Sept 2007

Anthropology, BA (Hons), Durham University

Award Date: 30 Jun 2005

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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