I am interested in minimising the environmental cost of agriculture. Farming displaces wild species, compromises ecosystem services, contributes to global warming and pollutes the neighbouring environment. These environmental and social costs are projected to rise dramatically as global demand for food doubles by 2050. My current research seeks to optimise the design of agricultural landscapes so as to meet food production targets whilst minimising the associated environmental and social costs. I am also interested in policy-based and other mechanisms by which more sustainable agricultural planning can be implemented in practice.