University of Aberdeen
|Current Position||Chair in Conservation Science|
|Telephone||+44 (0)1224 274181|
|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.