Janet Fisher

Chancellor’s Fellow
University of Edinburgh

Role: CCI collaborative projects, Project team member

Background

I am an environmental social scientist interested in the links between environmental change, environmental management and human development. I have two strands of research. In the first, I use ecosystem services concepts (that focus on the various benefits humans derive from nature) to do interdisciplinary work with natural and social scientists, to understand how the environment supports human wellbeing. In the second research strand, I am interested in understanding how the increasing use of ecosystem services concepts and associated policies, which are often market-based, are changing conservation practice.