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Centre for Landscape Regeneration


Matthew Agarwala

Dr Matthew Agarwala is an economist interested in wealth-based approaches to measuring and delivering sustainability, wellbeing, and productivity. His research is motivated by the belief that 21st century progress cannot be described by 20th century statistics. Dr Agarwala leads the Bennett Institute’s Wealth Economy project, which seeks to transform economic measurement to better reflect sustainability, inequality, and human wellbeing. 


Oscar Aldred 

Dr Oscar Aldred MCIfA FSA Scot is a Member of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, and works for the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, both part of the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge. His main research interests are in landscape archaeology, excavation, and archaeological method and theory, as well as the archaeology of the North Atlantic and the UK.


Andrew Balmford

Professor Andrew Balmford FRS focuses on how to reconcile biodiversity conservation with meeting human food needs and other land-demanding activities; the costs and benefits of retaining intact ecosystems; and identifying what works in conservation. He helped establish the Student Conference on Conservation Science, the Cambridge Conservation Forum, the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, Earth Optimism and the Cambridge Centre for Carbon Credits.
Professor Balmford is the co-lead on Work Package III, which seeks to optimise management to deliver multiple benefits.


Manish Chhowalla

Goldsmiths' Professor of Materials Science Manish Chhowalla FRSC is the Director of the WP - Cambridge Materials Innovation Centre with a focus lithium-based energy solutions. His research interests are in the fundamental studies of atomically thin materials and how these can be exploited in semiconductors, catalysis, energy storage and low-cost sensors of greenhouse gases.


Laura Diaz Anadon

Professor Laura Diaz Anadon holds the Professorship of Climate Change Policy and is the Director of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance. She is a land economist with interests in energy and environment-oriented technological innovation; public innovation institutions in the climate and energy space and how to improve their effectiveness; and the coupling between water and energy systems and its implications for policy-making.
Professor Diaz Anadon is the co-lead on Work Package IV, which seeks to co-produce desirable, affordable and just solutions.


Carol Brayne

Professor Carol Brayne CBE, a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, is Professor of Public Health Medicine and the Director of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health. Her principal area of research concerns longitudinal studies of the health of older people, with a focus on the brain, from a public health perspective. Her research has informed national policy and underpin our wider understanding of dementia at a population level.


John Clarkson

Professor John Clarkson FREng is the Director of the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre and co-Director of Cambridge Public Health. His research interests are in the general area of engineering design, particularly the development of design methodologies to address specific design issues, for example, process management, change management, healthcare design and inclusive design.
Professor Clarkson is the co-lead on Work Package I, which seeks to understand opportunities for landscape regeneration.


Lynn Dicks

Dr Lynn Dicks is a lecturer in Animal Ecology and a NERC Independent Research Fellow in the Department of Zoology. Dr Dicks is a conservation scientist focused on insect conservation, biodiversity in agricultural landscapes and high quality evidence synthesis. She leads the Agroecology Research Group and her group conducts trans-disciplinary research at the interface between agro-ecology, policy and the food and farming industry. 
Dr Dicks is the co-lead on Work Package II, which seeks to measure and map ecosystem services including biodiversity.


Paul Dupree

Professor Paul Dupree is a biochemist who uses genetic, biochemical, microbiological techniques and structural biology methods (including NMR and MS) to study the structure, synthesis and trafficking pathways of cell wall polysaccharides. His work has the potential to improve biomaterial utilisation downstream applications, like biofuel production, plastic alternatives and improving the properties of wood for building construction.


Carl Henrik Ek

Dr Carl Henrik Ek is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Technology. His research interests are focused around the science of machine learning, and how to formulate assumptions into mathematics (modelling) and how to related them to observed data (inference). Most of his work is focused on Bayesian non-parametric methods and in specific Gaussian processes.


Shailaja Fennell

Professor Shailaja Fennell is a land economist with research interests in institutional reform and regional transformation. She has a particular focus on national and local decision making, rural development and agricultural sustainability; youth migration and employment aspirations; and provision of public goods in the spheres of education and health.
Professor Fennell is the co-lead on Work Package IV, which seeks to co-produce desirable, affordable and just solutions.


Shaun Fitzgerald

Dr Shaun Fitzgerald OBE FREng is Director of Research in the Centre for Climate Repair. Dr Fitzgerald works at the interface of academic research, business, government policy and public engagement, and supported the UK government in re-writing of policy documents for building standards. Prior to joining the Centre for Climate Change Dr Fitzgerald was Director of the Royal Institution, overseeing the programme for engaging the public with science and engineering.
Dr Fitzgerald is also co-lead on Work Package V, which includes public engagement activities.


Andrew Friend

Andrew Friend is Professor of Earth Systems Science in the Department of Geography with an interest on the controls on terrestrial vegetation type, structure, and productivity and the effects of vegetation on atmospheric processes through land surface energy partitioning and carbon fluxes. He develops numerical models in order to test our understanding of global-scale dynamics of biogeochemistry-climate interactions.


Jennifer Gabrys

Professor Jennifer Gabrys holds the Chair in Media, Culture and Environment in the Department of Sociology and leads its Planetary Praxis research group. She is interested in the crucial interfaces between digital technology, environments, social life and citizen participation and investigates theories and practices of citizenship, action and engagement with digital technologies and environmental problems.


Chiara Giorio

Dr Chiara Giorio is an assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry. Her research interests are around the formation pathways, processes, and impacts of atmospheric aerosols; and trace analysis of contaminants in remote, rural, and urban environments. Research in Giorio’s group is focused on exploring the present and the past of the Earth’s atmosphere and covers areas including atmospheric chemistry, air quality, paleoclimate, and instrument and method development.
Dr Giorio is the co-lead on Work Package II, which seeks to measure and map ecosystem services including biodiversity.


Jennifer Howard-Grenville

Jennifer Howard-Grenville is the Diageo Professor in Organisation Studies at the Judge Business School. Her research focuses on how people generate and navigate change within and beyond their organizations. Professor Howard-Grenville has an applied interest in issues of business strategy and environmental sustainability, focusing her research on how organizations seek to change their practices to improve sustainability performance.


Liliana Janik

Dr Liliana Janik is Assistant Director of Research in the Department of Archaeology, Deputy Director of the Cambridge Heritage Research Centre, and Fellow of Girton College, University of Cambridge. Dr Janik looks at the use of archaeological sites, including rock art, by contemporary communities in the construction of their identities in the process of their re-inhabiting the landscape, in particular through the creation of spiritual links between the physical landscape and religious expression.


Rod Jones

Rod Jones is Professor of Atmospheric Science at the Department of Chemistry who studies atmospheric structure and photochemistry, from climate change to air pollution and human health. Professor Jones uses a wide range of measurement and modelling techniques to study the chemical composition and physical structure of the earth’s atmosphere. He develops low cost air quality sensors to probe urban pollution in unprecedented detail, and these sensors will be developed in order to make measurements of GHGs in the rural environment.


Srinivasan Keshav 

Srinivasan Keshav is the Robert Sansom Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science and Technology. His research focus is on reducing the carbon footprint of energy generation, transportation, and buildings. He has also been studying carbon sequestration and biodiversity potential of forests, looking at both conservation and restoration activities.


Ben Lang

Ben Lang is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. He is the Manager of the Department's Rural Business Unit, and his research interests focus on farm incomes with particular reference to the East of England. His work involves the analysis of farm businesses and commodity enterprises in order to inform agricultural policy in Whitehall and Brussels and the evaluation of policy measures such as set-aside.


Zhaoyang Liu

Dr Zhaoyang Liu is an Assistant Professor in Applied Economics at the Department of Land Economy. The areas of his research interest include impact evaluation of environmental policies and valuation of ecosystem services in both rural and urban contexts, using applied economic methodologies such as micro-econometrics and economic experiments.


Dr Mike Maunder

Dr Mike Maunder is the Executive Director of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, based in the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. His background is in horticulture, plant taxonomy and the conservation management of threatened plants, especially on islands and in the tropics. His is deeply committed to the restoration of biodiversity and operates most effectively in the zones between culture, science, policy, business and conservation delivery.


Jerome Neufeld

Jerome Neufeld is Professor in Earth and Planetary Fluid Dynamic in the Department of Earth Sciences and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. His research couples thermodynamics and fluid dynamics in multiphase systems within geophysical settings using analytical, numerical and experimental techniques. Current research is focused on the areas of subglacial hydrology, geological carbon storage, the coupling of aquifer flow with river erosion, and the solidification of early planetary magma oceans.


Nancy Ockendon

Dr Nancy Ockendon is the Science Manager on the Endangered Landscapes Programme. Her role is to support the projects funded by the ELP to make effective use of science, from using evidence when deciding what restoration actions to implement, to creating well-designed monitoring programmes that collect useful data, and testing interventions to generate new scientific evidence. Nancy is also involved in fostering new collaborations and research within and across the CCI partners.
Dr Ockendon is the co-lead on Work Package I, which seeks to understand opportunities for landscape regeneration.


Adam Pelligrini

Dr Adam Pelligrini is a Lecturer in the Department of Plant Sciences and is interested in how ecosystems respond to changes in disturbance regimes and the fundamental processes that govern the responses of ecosystems to these changes. His work is grounded in experimental research, taking advantage of the diverse sets of fire manipulation experiments across the globe combined with the advances in ecosystem models.


Chris Sandbrook

Dr Chris Sandbrook is a senior lecturer in the Department of Geography and has a background in conservation social science. His current research investigates (i) the relationship between conservation and development in theory and practice, (ii) the values and viewpoints of conservationists and how these influence conservation practice, and (iii) the social and political implications of new technologies for conservation.


Tom Spencer

Tom Spencer is the Professor of Coastal Dynamics in the Department of Geography and Director of Cambridge Coastal Research Unit. His research interests are broadly based around hydrodynamics, sedimentation, ecological processes in temperate tidal wetlands; estuarine hydro- and morpho-dynamics; vulnerability of coastal wetlands to sea level rise, at global and regional scales, with particular reference to global environmental change.


William Sutherland

Bill Sutherland is the Miriam Rothschild Professor of Conservation Biology at the Department of Zoology. He has a particular focus on improving the processes by which conservation decisions are made, which includes horizon scanning to identify future issues to reduce the surprises of future developments. His main work has been the industrial-scale collation of evidence to determine which interventions are effective and to establishing processes for embedding evidence in decision making. 


Andrew Tanentzap

Andrew Tanentzap is Professor of Global Change Ecology and Head of the Ecosystems and Global Change Group in the Department of Plant Sciences. His research searches for solutions to protect drinking water, food production, and carbon sequestration from environmental change. He has a focus on understanding how land use and climate warming alter the movement of organic matter from land into water which thus impact the health of freshwaters. 


David Thomas

Dr David Thomas is the Programme Director of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative’s Endangered Landscapes Programme, which funds landscape-scale restoration projects and aims to develop and share lessons that will help to attain large-scale restoration of habitats that are rich in biodiversity and resilient to environmental change. His interests lie in local engagement and empowerment and the linkages between biodiversity conservation, human rights, equity, livelihoods and well-being.


Alexandra Turchyn

Dr Sasha Turchyn is a Reader in Biogeochemistry at the Department of Earth Sciences. She is primarily interested in changes in biogeochemical cycles in response to perturbations to Earth’s climate and how different biogeochemical cycles are coupled. This coupling leads to the study of the interface between geochemistry and microbiology and how these interplay in biogeochemical cycling. A key focus is on the impact of microbial processes in continental margin sediments.


Andy Woods

Professor Andy Woods FRS is the Head of the head of the BP Institute. His research interests concern the development of simplified mathematical and experimental models of complex fluid flow processes covering a wide range of phenomena from the dynamics of explosive volcanic eruptions, to geothermal power generation, enhanced oil recovery in heterogeneous porous rocks and carbon sequestration.