Prof Julia Jones is professor in conservation in Bangor University's School of the Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGY). She is particularly interested in incentive mechanisms in conservation.
Dr. James Gibbons is a statistician and modeller with a particular focus on the analysis of environmental valuation data and modelling the interaction between policy, people and the environment. James will contribute to data management, robust study design and modelling valuation data.
Dr. Patrick Bottazzi is post-doctoral research officer with a PhD in development studies. His background is environmental socio-anthropology with a particular interest on impact evaluation research in South America and West Africa. He has been working in Bolivia since 2003 on indigenous people, land rights, community-based institutions and natural resource management issues.
Edwin Pynegar is a PhD student in Bangor University's School of the Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGY), supervised by Professor Julia Jones, Dr James Gibbons, and Dr Nigel Asquith of Fundación Natura Bolivia. He has a background in ecology and land system science but his PhD studies have led him into fields including impact evaluation, water contamination, and spatial epidemiology. He is interested in the potential of incentive-based conservation projects to achieve conservation successes and the contexts in which they can do so, as well as the introduction of robust impact evaluation methods into conservation to improve conservation decisions.
Amy "Spike" Lewis is a PhD student in Bangor University's School of the Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGY) under the supervision of Dr Julia Jones and Dr James Gibbons and Dr Richard Young at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Her background is in both Conservation Science and Ecological Economics and has been working on projects related to non-market ecosystem service valuation and cultural ecosystem services in Poland, Scotland and Uganda. She is interested in the decision making processes surrounding conservation projects and land use change and is working on the Madagascar case-study.
David Crespo is a research consultant with a Magister degree in socio-environmental studies. His background is interdisciplinary (Forestry Science and Sociology) with a particular interest in socio-ecological dynamics in Latin America. He has been educated in Bolivia and Ecuador and has broad experience working in Bolivia on indigenous people, community-based institution and natural resource management issues.