Professional summary

Rob Dunford is a Geographer with many years' experience working as an interdisciplinary research scientist. He specialises in approaches that integrate understanding across a range of environmental sectors and disciplines in both the natural and social sciences.

Rob's research has a broad focus on the research question: "How can we best manage the environment in a way that considers the interdependencies between its different components?". More specifically he focuses on concepts such as natural capital and ecosystem services and on the application of mixed-method and integrated approaches that facilitate the development of better environmental understanding in science, policy and practice.

His research interests are in working to develop integrated modelling systems that allow interactions between different environmental sectors, and on exploring the influences of environmental and socio-economics drivers on different sectors and the synergies and trade-offs in these different futures. He is interested in exploring the utility of the ecosystem services concept as a mechanism to understand impacts of future change on human wellbeing, and opportunities to find practical tools for land management practitioners. He is also keen to understand the social, political and environmental factors that enable and constrain the way the environment is managed in practice.