Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Research Seminar: 'Closing the gap between biodiversity conservation and societal challenges: the role of nature protected areas'

  • Wednesday 13 March 2024, 12:00-1:30 pm (UK time)
  • R1.15, Ramphal Building
  • All Warwick staff, students, and alumni are welcome to attend.

Register for the event


In this seminar, Professor Nikoleta Jones will be discussing the targets set by the new Global Biodiversity Framework (to protect 30% of land and 30% of water in the next decade), taking into consideration the societal challenges that local communities living near nature protected areas are facing.

Presenting data from across Europe and also from our local region in Warwickshire, Prof Jones will discuss the multiple benefits that protected areas have for local communities but also the potential conflicts that often emerge when these areas are being newly designated or expanded. She will also discuss successful case studies that have been able to overcome human-nature conflicts and how we can learn from these successful examples.


Professor Nikoleta Jones

I am an environmental social scientist and my research focuses on socio-economic aspects of a broad range of environmental policies including biodiversity conservation, ecosystem restoration and climate change. Before joining the University of Warwick I was a Principal Research Associate at the University of Cambridge. I specialise on the use of mixed methods with a particular interest in behavioural predictive models incorporating spatial and temporal dimensions. I have published over 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals and have been involved in the writing of successful research grants, which collectively have raised over £2.2 million in external research funding. The most recent is the project FIDELIO funded by the European Research Council exploring socio-economic dimension of biodiversity conservation policies in Europe.


Register for the event

  • If you are a Warwick staff member or student, please fill in the form below to register for the event. If you would like to attend the event online (on Microsoft Teams), once you have registered for the event we will send you the link to join the event via email closer to the time.
  • If you are a Warwick graduate, please email evangelos dot pitidis at warwick dot ac dot uk to register for this event.

This form is closed and is no longer accepting any submissions. Thank you for your time.