Dr. Caroline Howe

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Caroline joined SIID in January 2016. Her research explores the relationship between the natural environment and human well-being and how these relationships alter over time and space and under land-use and climate change. Her work involves evaluating conservation, ecosystem service and sustainable development interventions using existing and novel indices of success. Prior to coming to Sheffield, Caroline was a Research Associate in the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research at UCL. She completed her PhD in Conservation Science at Imperial College London at the end of 2009.

Her current research focuses on investigating the quantitative relationships between biodiversity, ecosystem service benefits and human well-being using a demand-side approach. In particular, she is interested in exploring the link between ecosystem services, human health and food security. In her spare-time she enjoys unearthing the debates that surround the use of natural resources for poverty alleviation, investigating the normative positions that different epistemic communities hold.