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Research Interests
  • Understanding the relationship between land use, biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Food security: role of biodiversity and ecosystem services in food production
  • Developing evidence-based adaptation and mitigation options for policy and management applications
  • Conservation of pollinators and sustainable management of pollination services
  • Environmental drivers of biodiversity and ecosystem services, including: land use change, climate change, agrochemicals, invasive species and socio-economic factors
  • Quantifying the economic and socio-cultural value of pollination and other ecosystem services
  • Ecology and management of agro-ecosystems for the conservation of biodiversity
  • Member of Soil Research at Reading

2011-date Professor, University of Reading, UK
2014-2017 Co-Chair of UN Intergovernmental science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) assessment of 'Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production'
2013 Stapledon Trust Fellowship, CSIRO, Australia
2007-2011 Principal Research Fellow, University of Reading, UK
2002-2007 Senior Research Fellow, University of Reading, UK
2001 Visiting Research Fellow, Aegean University, Greece
1998-2002 Research Fellow, St Andrews University, UK
1998 Research Fellow, CIFOR, Costa Rica
1995-1998 Postdoctoral Researcher, Haifa University, Israel
1995 Postdoctoral Researcher, Suez Canal University, Egypt
1991-1995 PhD, St Andrews University, UK
1987-1991 BA, Queens College, Oxford University, UK