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Dr Kate Schreckenberg BA, MSc, PhD, FHEA

Visiting Academic in Environmental Science

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Dr Kate Schreckenberg is a Visiting Academic in Environmental Science within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

After obtaining an undergraduate degree in Botany and a Masters in Forestry from the University of Oxford, I spent a year in Burkina Faso on a German aid project doing land use planning with local communities. This was followed by two years working on sustainable tropical forest management with UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme in Paris. Keen to determine whether the economic value of natural resources was enough to underpin conservation, I studied for a PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies on the supply and demand of non-timber forest products in Benin. On completion of my PhD in 1996, I became a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute in London, focusing on forest policy research. In 2009, a desire to balance my research with teaching brought me to the Centre for Environmental Science at the University of Southampton.

I have written 25 peer-reviewed journal articles and over 70 other publications. In addition to research and teaching, I coordinate the Centre for Underutilised Crops and have advised the government on forests and climate change.

Research group

Centre for Environmental Sciences

Research project(s)

ASSETS: Attaining sustainable services from ecosystems

Defining equity in the context of ecosystem services

Indigenous fruit products and their derivatives: preserving safety and nutritional content

P4GES: Can paying for global ecosystem services reduce poverty?

WISER: Which Ecosystem Service Models best capture the needs of the rural poor?

Continuing to contribution to supervision of students.

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Dr Kate Schreckenberg
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

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