Iris Berger

PhD student
University of Cambridge

Role: CCI collaborative projects, Project team member

Background

My research interests lie in identifying how landscapes can be optimally managed for the benefit of both biodiversity and livelihoods, and quantifying the changing state of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning.

I have a particular research interest in studying the effect of agricultural change on biodiversity and identifying which policy and management interventions may reconcile the two. My PhD research involves assessing the farming system-wide biodiversity impacts of different agricultural strategies in India and whether better support for ecosystem service provisioning can consolidate ‘land sparing’ with ‘land sharing’ by matching the yields of conventional intensive agriculture and the biodiversity value of low-intensity agriculture.