Adriana Ford-Thompson

Adriana Ford-Thompson

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Biography

 

2011/12 - presentTeaching Fellow and Research FellowUniversity of York
   
2007-2011PhD in Environmental Economics and Environmental ManagementUniversity of York
   
2006-2007Research & Communications OfficerMpingo Conservation & Development Initiative
   
2004-2005MSc Environmental Technology (Ecological Management)Imperial College London
   
2000-2003BA(Hons) (MA) Natural Sciences (Zoology)University of Cambridge

Research interests

 

My research predominantly focuses on biodiversity conservationecosystem services and socio-ecological systems (including human health, stakeholder participation, human-wildlife conflict, environmental attitudes and policy).

I am currently working on an ESRC tranformative project, Health of Ecosystems and Populations (HOPE), which aims to integrate the biophysical environment into population health research and policy.

Previous research - funded by Defra - examined interactions between habitats in the delivery of ecosystem services, developing a tool to assist with land management decisions

 

I also worked on a Defra funded-project, led by CEH Bangor, determining the most suitable way of calculating biodiversity metrics from the outputs of soil-vegetation models, focusing particularly on how experts assess habitat quality.

 

My doctoral research, funded by ESRC and the Invasive Animals CRC, identified social factors affecting the relationship between conservation, society and invasive species in Australia, with a particular focus on deer management in New South Wales. Click here for more information.