Archive for Current projects

CAN HEALTH INVESTMENTS BENEFIT CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT?

Period: May 2016 to May 2019 Funder: Darwin Initiative Researchers: E.J. Milner-Gulland, Paul Montgomery, Ben Evans Collaborators: Conservation through Public Health, IIED, Uganda Wildlife Authority, Jane Goodall Institute   Project Overview Much of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity is situated in protected areas. These areas, however,…

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Learning from observational data to improve protected area management

Period: January 2016-January 2019 Funder: National Environment Research Council (NERC) Researchers: Aidan Keane, E.J. Milner-Gulland, Colin Beale, Andy Dobson, Harriet Ibbett Collaborators: University of Edinburgh, University of York, WCS Cambodia, Hannah O’Kelly, Henry Travers Project Overview Law enforcement is an essential part of Protected Area…

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Achieving No Net Loss for communities and biodiversity in Uganda

Period: April 2016 – April 2019 Funder: Department for International Development, UK’s Darwin Initiative Researchers: E.J. Milner-Gulland, Victoria Griffiths, Julia Baker & Joseph Bull Collaborators: National Environment Management Authority Uganda (NEMA), Nature Uganda, International Institute of Environment & Development (IIED), Wild Business Ltd & Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Uganda…

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The Oxford Martin TNC Climate Partnership

This ground-breaking collaboration brings together one of the world’s largest and most respected conservation organisations with the cutting-edge interdisciplinary research of the Oxford Martin School, led by Professor Myles Allen, Professor Yadvinder Malhi, and Professor E.J. Milner-Gulland. Project background As the evidence for human influence…

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DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE BYCATCH REDUCTION APPROACHES FOR LARGE PELAGIC ECOSYSTEMS

Period: Oct 2015 to Sept 2018 Funder: Pew Charitable Trusts Marine Fellowship Researchers: E.J. Milner-Gulland, William Arlidge Collaborators: Dale Squires, NOAA and University of California, San Diego, Chris Wilcox, CSIRO Australia   Project overview Bycatch (of species which are non-target, discarded and often unreported) is a major conservation…

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Human Predator Encounters

Period: 4 December 2015 – June 2016 Funder: The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) Researcher: Dr Simon Pooley Visiting Researcher, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford In collaboration with: Dr Maan Barua, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford. Prof. William Beinart, Director,…

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Building Capacity For Pro-Poor Responses To Wildlife Crime In Uganda

International wildlife crime has moved to the top of the conservation and development agenda following the recent surge in illegal poaching and trafficking of wildlife. But calls for law enforcement to combat the involvement of criminal syndicates and militia risk alienating rural communities. How can…

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Exclusion vs Mobility: Limits to Ideal Free Distributions in pastoralist systems

для России нажмите здесь Project Leader:  Professor E.J. Milner-Gulland, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London Project researchers: Dr. Roy Behnke, Dr. Carol Kerven, Dr. Sarah Robinson Funded by The Leverhulme Trust (UK) 2011-2114 Context This research addresses a controversial issue in rangeland governance: the identification of environmentally sustainable and…

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Measuring complex outcomes of environment and development interventions

Funder: ESRC-DFID joint fund for poverty alleviation research Collaborators: Wildlife Conservation Society University College London Researchers: Tom Clements  Katherine Homewood (UCL) Terrence McCabe (University of Colorado) E.J. Milner-Gulland David Wilkie (WCS) Emily Woodhouse  Rationale: Measuring the impacts of development projects is increasingly viewed as critical…

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ICCS collaboration with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions

ICCS is an international partner organisation of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, led by Professor Hugh Possingham. Despite facing the sixth global mass extinction of species, most conservation management is unevaluated and inefficient…

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