Professor Nils Bunnefeld

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Biological and Environmental Sciences University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Nils Bunnefeld

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About me

I work at the interface between biodiversity and society combining natural and social sciences to improve our understanding of decision making from local to global levels in relation to natural resource use, climate change and people's livelihoods.

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2017-present Professor, Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling

2016-2017 Reader/Associate Professor, Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling

2015-2016 Senior Lecturer, Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling

2012-2015 Lecturer, Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling

2010-2012 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Imperial College London

2008-2010 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies, Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Umeå

2008 PhD, Imperial College London

2003 MSc, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Community Contribution

EKLIPSE - Bridging the gap between policy and knowledge on biodiversity in Europe
https://eklipse.eu/
I am the Co-Chair of the EKLIPSE Methods Expert Group (MEG), which provides guidance about the available methods for knowledge collation, appraisal and synthesis to respond to knowledge requests. The vision of EKLIPSE is to ensure a sustainable future in which decisions affecting biodiversity and ecosystems services are based on trusted evidence, provided by experts following an ethical and transparent process. Eklipse has a fourfold approach: - Answering questions from decision-makers by synthesising the best available knowledge. - Facilitating evidence-based decisions through a transparent, proven, and robust request process. - Creating a European network of experts and knowledge holders recognised for their work. - Increasing citizen engagement in science-policy interface activities.

Mentor

Mentor for Dr Isabel Jones - UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship
https://www.thebeaconproject.net/
The Beacon Project is an interdisciplinary scientific research programme that uses large hydropower development as a model system to investigate trade-offs between different United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

University Contribution

Director of Centre for Policy, Conflict and Cooperation Research (CPCCR)
https://www.stir.ac.uk/…erationresearch/
The CPCCR seeks to bring together international and domestic politics and history, environmental management and climate science, policy making and theory, as well as the advancement of professional practice and theoretical developments. We regularly engage with professionals in diplomacy, military, international development, environmental protection and biodiversity conservation and other related areas, both in our teaching and in our research. This Centre is co-hosted by the Division of History and Politics and Biological and Environmental Sciences. At the heart of what our Centre does is the interaction between theory and practice. We explore how conflict and co-operation work in practice and we are keen on developing insights on how our research can help in real-life situations. We are happy to offer our global experiences for consultancy and training sessions to public and private sector clients.

Research (13)

Over the last 5 years (2016-2022), I have led an EU Horizon2020 European Research Council project on "Resolving conflicts between food security and biodiversity conservation under uncertainty (ConFooBio)". These conflicts are increasing in scale and intensity and have been shown to be damaging for both biodiversity and human livelihoods. Uncertainty, for example from climate change, decreases food security, puts further pressure on biodiversity and exacerbates conflicts. Together with my group, I develop management strategies for conflicts between biodiversity conservation and food security under uncertainty. We implement a three-tiered approach: 1) characterise and analyse real-world conservation conflicts impacted by uncertainty; 2) develop games that explicitly incorporate conflicts and uncertainty; and 3) produce and test flexible social-ecological models, applicable to real-world conflicts where stakeholders operate under conditions of extreme uncertainty.

Projects

The Beacon Project: Using Biodiversity and Energy justice to resolve Conflicts between Sustainable Development Goals
PI: Dr Isabel Jones
Funded by: Medical Research Council

From field and farm to flyway: management of geese in new landscapes
PI: Professor Nils Bunnefeld
Funded by: Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

Enhancing Diversity to Overcome Resistance Evolution
PI: Dr Matthew Tinsley
Funded by: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Long term trends in Central African Forest phenology
PI: Professor Katharine Abernethy
Funded by: Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux

ConFooBio
PI: Professor Nils Bunnefeld
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

An interdisciplinary approach to encourage coexistence between livestock production and biodiversity conservation in Chile
PI: Professor Nils Bunnefeld
Funded by: The British Council

Development of a population model tool to predict shooting levels of Greenland barnacle geese on Islay
PI: Professor Nils Bunnefeld
Funded by: Scottish Natural Heritage

Sustainable Small Game Management using Management System Evaluation Models (MSE)
PI: Professor Nils Bunnefeld
Funded by: The Research Council of Norway

Goose games: developing new approaches to resolve conflicts over rising geese populations in Scotland
PI: Professor Nils Bunnefeld
Funded by: The Carnegie Trust

Grant from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
PI: Professor Nils Bunnefeld
Funded by: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Research into the sustainable management of migratory water birds in the relation to the revision of AEWA guidelines
PI: Professor Nils Bunnefeld
Funded by: Aarhus University

Towards a European Study on the Economics of Hunting and its contribution to Ecosystems services
PI: Professor Nils Bunnefeld
Funded by: FACE: The European Federation for Associations for Hunting and Conservation

Review of Adaptive Management Approaches
PI: Professor Nils Bunnefeld
Funded by: Scottish Natural Heritage

Outputs (110)

Outputs

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Article

Jones IL, Timoshenko A, Zuban I, Zhadan K, Cusack JJ, Duthie AB, Hodgson ID, Minderman J, Pozo RA, Whytock RC & Bunnefeld N (2022) Achieving international biodiversity targets: learning from local norms, values and actions regarding migratory waterfowl management in Kazakhstan. Journal of Applied Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.14198

Book Chapter

Hodgson ID, Cusack J, Jones I, Minderman J, Nilsson L, Pozo RA, Rakotonarivo OS & Bunnefeld N (2021) Building Peace to Save Nature: Multi-disciplinary Approaches to Managing Conflicts in Conservation. In: Underkoffler SC & Adams HR (eds.) Wildlife Biodiversity Conservation: Multidisciplinary and Forensic Approaches. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, pp. 3-22. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-64682-0_1

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Cusack JJ, Bradfer‐Lawrence T, Baynham‐Herd Z, Castelló y Tickell S, Duporge I, Hegre H, Moreno Zárate L, Naude V, Nijhawan S, Wilson J, Zambrano Cortes DG & Bunnefeld N (2021) Measuring the intensity of conflicts in conservation. Conservation Letters, 14 (3), Art. No.: e12783. https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12783

Book Chapter

Skrimizea E, Lecuyer L, Bunnefeld N, Butler JRA, Fickel T, Hodgson I, Holtkamp C, Marzano M, Parra C, Pereira L, Petit S, Pound D, Rodríguez I, Ryan P & Staffler J (2020) Sustainable agriculture: Recognizing the potential of conflict as a positive driver for transformative change. In: Bohan DA & Vanbergen AJ (eds.) The Future of Agricultural Landscapes, Part I. Advances in Ecological Research, 63. London: Academic Press, pp. 255-311. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.aecr.2020.08.003

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Bush ER, Whytock RC, Bahaa-el-din L, Bourgeois S, Bunnefeld N, Cardoso AW, Dikangadissi JT, Dimbonda P, Dimoto E, Edzang Ndong J, Jeffery KJ, Lehmann D, Makaga L, Momboua B, Momont LRW, Tutin CEG, White LJT, Whittaker A & Abernethy K (2020) Long-term collapse in fruit availability threatens Central African forest megafauna. Science, 370 (6521), pp. 1219-1222. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abc7791

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Cusack J, Duthie AB, Rakotonarivo OS, Pozo R, Mason T, Månsson J, Nilsson L, Tombre I, Eythórsson E, Madsen J, Tulloch AIT, Hearn R, Redpath S & Bunnefeld N (2019) Time series analysis reveals synchrony and asynchrony between conflict management effort and increasing large grazing bird populations in northern Europe. Conservation Letters, 12 (1), Art. No.: e12450. https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12450

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Redpath S, Keane A, Andren H, Baynham-Herd Z, Bunnefeld N, Duthie AB, Frank J, Garcia CA, Mansson J, Nilsson L, Pollard CRJ, Rakotonarivo OS, Salk CF & Travers H (2018) Games as Tools to Address Conservation Conflicts. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 33 (6), pp. 415-426. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2018.03.005

Book Chapter

Nuno A, Bunnefeld N & Milner-Gulland EJ (2017) Using Management Strategy Evaluation as a Framework for Improving Conservation under Uncertainty: The Case of the Serengeti Ecosystem. In: Bunnefeld N, Nicholson E & Milner-Gulland E (eds.) Decision-Making in Conservation and Natural Resource Management: Models for Interdisciplinary Approaches. Conservation Biology Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 156-181. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316135938.007

Book Chapter

Milner-Gulland EJ, Nicholson E & Bunnefeld N (2017) Synthesis: Moving Forward Together. In: Bunnefeld N, Nicholson E & Milner-Gulland E (eds.) Decision-Making in Conservation and Natural Resource Management: Models for Interdisciplinary Approaches. Conservation Biology Series. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ Press, pp. 213-234. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316135938.010

Research Report

Jones I, Whytock R & Bunnefeld N (2017) Assessing Motivations for the Illegal Killing of Lesser White-fronted Geese at Key Sites in Kazakhstan (2017). UN-AEWA. AEWA Lesser White-fronted Goose International Working Group Report Series, 6. Bonn, Germany. https://www.unep-aewa.org/en/publication/assessing-motivations-illegal-killing-lesser-white-fronted-geese-key-sites-kazakhstan

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Neergheen-Bhujun V, Awan AT, Baran Y, Bunnefeld N, Chan K, Cruz TEd, Egamberdieva D, Elsasser S, Johnson MV, Komai S, Konevega AL, Malone JH, Mason P, Nguon R & Piper R (2017) Biodiversity, drug discovery, and the future of global health: Introducing the biodiversity to biomedicine consortium, a call to action. Journal of Global Health, 7 (2), Art. No.: 020304. https://doi.org/10.7189/jogh.07.020304

Article

Redpath S, Linnell JDC, Festa-Bianchet M, Boitani L, Bunnefeld N, Dickman AJ, Gutierrez RJ, Irvine RJ, Johansson M, Majic A, McMahon BJ, Pooley S, Sandstrom C, Skogen K, Swenson JE, Trouwborst A, Young J & Milner-Gulland EJ (2017) Don't forget to look down - collaborative approaches to predator conservation. Biological Reviews, 92 (4), pp. 2157-2163. https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12326

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Grauer A, Konig A & Bunnefeld N (2015) Citizen Science Based Monitoring of Greylag goose (Anser anser) in Bavaria (Germany): Combining Count Data and Bag Data to Estimate Long-Term Trends between 1988/89 and 2010/11. PLoS ONE, 10 (6), Art. No.: e0130159. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0130159

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Papworth SK, Bunnefeld N, Slocombe K & Milner-Gulland EJ (2012) Movement ecology of human resource users: using net squared displacement, biased random bridges and resource utilization functions to quantify hunter and gatherer behaviour. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 3 (3), pp. 584-594. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00189.x

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