University of Aberdeen
Current Position Chair in Conservation Science
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Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity


Key Research Interests

  • Using interdisciplinary approaches to help understand and manage conflicts around conservation – with a focus on human-wildlife conflicts
  • Ecology of human-animal interactions
  • Participatory processes
  • The use of games as tools to address environmental sustainability
  • Examining effectiveness of conservation interventions

Recent Key Papers

  • Redpath, SM., Keane, A., Andrén, H., Baynham-Herd, Z., Bunnefeld, N., Duthie, AB., Frank, J., Garcia, CA., Månsson, J., Nilsson, L., Pollard, CRJ., Rakotonarivo, OS., Salk, CF. & Travers, H. (2018). ‘Games as Tools to Address Conservation Conflicts’. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 415-426.
  • Baynham-Herd, Z., Redpath, S., Bunnefeld, N., Molony, T. & Keane, A. (2018). ‘Conservation conflicts: behavioural threats, frames, and intervention recommendations’. Biological Conservation, vol. 222, pp. o188.
  • Redpath, SM., Linnell, JDC., Festa-Bianchet, M., Boitani, L., Bunnefeld, N., Dickman, A., Gutiérrez, RJ., Irvine, RJ., Johansson, M., Majić, A., McMahon, BJ., Pooley, S., Sandström, C., Sjölander-Lindqvist, A., Skogen, K., Swenson, JE., Trouwborst, A., Young, J. & Milner-Gulland, EJ. (2017). ‘Don’t forget to look down – collaborative approaches to predator conservation’. Biological Reviews, vol. 92, no. 4, pp. 2157-2163

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • Linking game theory and structured decision-making for the resolution of conservation
  • Ecosystem services and human well-being.
  • Understanding human tolerance towards snow leopards and wolves.
  • Impact of cashmere production on snow leopards.
  • Sharing landscapes and tolerating wildlife. The reintroduction of the red kite to the UK.
  • Resolving the conservationist’s dilemma: using game theory to develop stable collaborative conservation strategies.
  • Adaptive conflict management and Sea-Eagles. At Aberdeen.
  • Conservation conflicts in Namibia.
  • Governance of forest tenure & conflict in the Kateri Wildlife Sanctuary, Indonesia.
  • Damage prevention: the interplay between humans and geese.