Mr David Chapman

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Educational background

Masters of Science (2008) - Environmental Analysis and Assessment, Royal Holloway University

Field Research (1996 - 1998) - Mangrove Forest Ecology, University of West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

Bachelors of Science (1992-1996) - Marine and Environmental Science, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia, USA

Personal profile

Any serious, contemporary studies in the field of the environmental sciences now not only includes environmental studies but also the fields of sustainable development and sustainable energy. For vulnerable Small Islands States, research into how these locales can meet their energy needs sustainably is extremely critical as we progress into the 21st century.

These small islands locales are considered vulnerable in regards to its environmental, economic and social health due to factors related to size, location, isolation and limited natural resources. The dependence on non-renewable fossil fuel sources only exacerbates these vulnerabilities and directly affects sustainable development. Expounding benefits and potentials of alternative energy strategies such as renewable energy are only first steps towards its effective and holistic integration. Critically, evidence-based research is needed to better understand how these strategies can best be incorporated, both socially and technically, into society as an underpinning to local sustainable development policies. 

Research interests

Small Island States, renewable energy, sustainable development.

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