A research blog by Sophus zu Ermgassen
Recent short sophusms:
Ecosystem services and rewilding in the Scottish Highlands (107 seconds)
Is variety the spice of life? Experimental evidence for a causal link between species richness and psychological wellbeing (88 seconds)
The value of natural capital for business (work with AECOM; 274 seconds)
Welcome to my site! Here you can find short animations describing my research along with my academic publications and blog. I am an ecological economist conducting interdisciplinary research focused on nature conservation and sustainability science. The overarching questions I aim to help answer with my research include:
In attempting to tackle these giant challenges, my research brings together insights from ecology, economics, psychology and business. My background is in global change ecology, academic research and consultancy. I am currently based at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent.
Recent posts and publications
Blog: Can we really restore or protect natural habitats to 'offset' those we destroy?
Paper: The ecological outcomes of biodiversity offsets under 'No Net Loss' policies: a global review
Blog: We're conservation scientists - here's why we haven't lost hope for the future (from The Conversation UK)
Paper: Measuring rewilding progress
Paper: Ecosystem service responses to rewilding: first-order estimates from 27 years of rewilding in the Scottish Highlands
Paper: Is variety the spice of life? Experimental evidence for a causal link between species richness and self-reported wellbeing