Dr. David Abson
Interdisciplinary science, with primary research interests in: 1) the theory and operationalization of the concept of “ecosystems services”, with a particular focus on ecosystem service valuation issues, 2) The integration of social and natural science perspectives on sustainability issues within the context of multifunctional agro-ecosystems 3) spatially explicit modelling of the socio-economic and ecological functioning of agro-ecosystems.
- From 2012
Post-doctoral researcher at the Future of ecosystem Services (FuturES) Research Center, Leuphana University of Lüneburg.
Post-doctoral Researcher: ‘Managing Land for Carbon in Southern Africa’, University of Leeds, UK.
Lead author, UK national Ecosystem Assessment, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre.
Co-investigator, Valuation of Biodiversity scoping study, The UK Natural and Environmental Research Council/University of York.
Teaching and Research Assistant at the Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds, UK.
ESRC/NERC funded Interdisciplinary PhD on “Landscape heterogeneity, farmland birds and economic resilience in UK lowland agro-ecosystems”, Faculty of Biology, Faculty of Environment and School of Geography, University of Leeds, UK
MA (distinction) in Sustainable Development, University of Leeds, UK, thesis title: ‘The environmental and socio-economic impacts of sustainable, regionally self- sufficient food systems’.