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Speaker: Professor Steven Newman, Managing Director, Biodiversity International Ltd
A sentinel landscape is essentially a site or a network of sites, geographically (eg watershed) or issue (profitable bio-diverse approaches) bounded, in which a broad range of biophysical, social, economic and governance data are monitored, collected with consistent methods and interpreted over the long term
It is used to look at upward effects on planetary boundaries and downward effects of policy/practice on systems within the delineated landscape.
The following topics will be covered; The tree linked continuum, Scale, empirical economics, innovative funding models, institutional memory and learning for aid effectiveness.
The aim of the talk is to stimulate high impact interdisciplinary research within OCTF.
Professor Steven Newman is Managing Director of BioDiversity International Ltd, which is a leading consultancy company in the UK providing evaluation, and design services to sustainable development projects involving bio-diverse systems in temperate and tropical locations.
He is currently Visiting Professor in the School of Biology at Leeds University where he is involved in research and consultancy ventures linked to forestry, climate change and low carbon futures
He has worked in consultancy projects in over 60 countries and has designed aspects of and acted as a senior monitor for the results oriented management monitoring system for improving aid effectiveness within the European Union. His recent consultancy work has focused on evaluation and studies on forest and tree crop governance at all scales in the light of climate change and other opportunities.
He has a first degree in Environmental Biology from Oxford Brookes University and a PhD in Agroforestry. He has written over 50 papers on agroforestry and biodiversity and is a co-editor of the leading text book on temperate agroforestry. He is now working on the 2nd edition.