Postdoctoral Research Associate,
Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Jonathan's research to date has centred on understanding the decisions that people make regarding the environment and, more specifically, how these relate to the distribution of conservation costs and benefits. By doing so, he hopes to gain insight into the challenges facing conservationists and to elucidate equitable and economically-plausible strategies that can help avert future losses of habitat and species.
His current work seeks to engage businesses in understanding their impacts and dependence upon natural capital. Through assessment of longer-term vulnerabilities to natural capital depletion, he investigates how more sustainable production can be achieved. He works closely with the Natural Capital Leaders Platform at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, who have a long-standing relationship with influential business leaders, working together to develop tools and understanding to address natural capital depletion.