We are an academic research group based in the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. We work at the interface of social and ecological systems, using a range of approaches to address key issues in current conservation. Our underlying philosophy is that in order to make progress we need to consider the incentives, pressures and challenges faced by individual decision-makers.
As of October 1st 2015 ICCS will become the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science and will be relocating to the Department of Zoology at Oxford University. Be sure to check back for the latest news on upcoming workshops, seminars and other events!
The MSc in Conservation Science will continue to be run from Imperial College London. For more information please click here.
ICCS research falls within three broad themes: incentives and attitudes of natural resource users; social-ecological system dynamics; and management of natural resource use. Read about these themes here.
Details of specific projects that members of the group are currently working on can be found in the current projects section
ICCS is a highly multidisciplinary research group and have an ever-growing publication list on a wide range of conservation science topics. We have created a reference archive that we update regularly, providing an example of what our research includes.
We also have an extensive thesis archive showcasing past MSc and PhD projects, with pdfs available for download.