University of Aberdeen
Current Position Interdisciplinary Fellow
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity, Environmental Management


Key Research Interests

My research interests lie in exploring the interplay between food security, land use and biodiversity. My research is primarily modelling based and I am involved in developing the global land use model, LandSyMM ( and the process based eco-evolutionary model RangeShifter ( I am particularly interested in how socio-economic factors, such as dietary choices and human health, may impact land use with consequences for biodiversity.

Recent Key Papers

The meso scale as a frontier in interdisciplinary modeling of sustainability from local to global scales. 2023. Johnson, J. A., Brown, M. E., Corong, E., Dietrich, J. P., Henry, R., von Jeetze, P. J., Leclère, D., Popp, A., Thakrar, S. K., Williams, D. R. Environmental Research Letters, vol. 18, no. 2, 025007

High energy and fertilizer prices are more damaging than food export curtailment from Ukraine and Russia for food prices, health and the environment. 2023. Alexander, P., Arneth, A., Henry, R., Maire, J., Rabin, S., Rounsevell, M. D. Nature Food, vol. 4, pp. 84–95

How different COVID-19 recovery paths affect human health, environmental sustainability, and food affordability: a modelling study. 2022. Maire, J., Sattar, A., Henry, R., Warren, F., Merkle, M., Rounsevell, M., Alexander, P. The Lancet Planetary Health, vol. 6, no. 7, pp. e565-e576

Global and regional health and food security under strict conservation scenarios. 2022. Henry, R. C., Arneth, A., Jung, M., Rabin, S. S., Rounsevell, M. D., Warren, F., Alexander, P. Nature Sustainability, vol. 5, pp. 303-310

Exploring global food system shocks, scenarios and outcomes. 2020. Hamilton, H., Henry, R., Rounsevell, M., Moran, D., Cossar, F., Allen, K., Boden, L., Alexander, P. Futures, vol. 123, 102601