Emilie Beauchamp

emilie.beauchamp@zoo.ox.ac.uk

University of Oxford,

Department of Zoology, 

Radcliffe New House

Oxford, UK

 

Background

My interests focus on exploring the interactions between different types of environmental interventions, ecological changes, and local livelihoods in resource-dependent communities.

This means understanding the impacts of environmental interventions on human lives and on the environment, as well as exploring the effects of human behaviour changes on the environment. 

In line with my previous PhD research, I’m interested in how to measure the impacts of conservation interventions and ecological events in ways that holistically capture the multi-dimensionality of human well-being, and the methodological challenges that come with estimating such effects over multiple time-series, across large and complex landscapes.

I’m personally invested in efforts to train and build capacity for socio-economic research within developing country organizations through lasting collaborations and knowledge exchanges. Through these themes, I am constantly seeking to better bridge social and biological sciences to improve evidence-based decision-making towards sustainable development and biodiversity outcomes across the public, non-profit and corporate sectors. 

 

My interests focus on exploring the interactions between different types of environmental interventions, ecological changes, and local livelihoods in resource-dependent communities.

This means understanding the impacts of environmental interventions on human lives and on the environment, as well as exploring the effects of human behaviour changes on the environment.

 

My current research focuses on investigating the effects of the recent El Niño event, and of climate change, on the environment and on local livelihoods at different altitudes of Mount Wilhelm in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

I will also explore local resource users’ perceptions of the impacts of extreme weather events, and how they would change their behaviour under different future scenarios of climate change. This will be combined with ecological data about crop yields and pest pressures to better understand the socio-ecological systems, with the aim of suggesting strategies to improve the resilience of PNG subsistence farming to future events.

Find out more about Emilie's current project here 

More about the project on the project website here

 

Woodhouse, E., Homewood, K.M., Beauchamp, E., Clements, T., McCabe, J.T., Wilkie, D., Milner-Gulland, E.J. (2015) Guiding principles for evaluating the impacts of conservation interventions on human well-being. Phil Trans Roy Soc B 370 (1681) (pdf)

Woodhouse, E., Homewood, K. M., Beauchamp, E., Clements, T., McCabe, J. T., Wilkie, D., & Milner-Gulland, E. J. (in press). “Chapter 5: Understanding human well-being for conservation: a locally driven, mixed methods approach”. Bunnefeld, N., Emily Nicholson, E., Milner-Gulland, E.J. (Eds.). Decision-making in Conservation & Natural Resource Management: Uniting Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches. Cambridge University Press.

Beauchamp, E. and V. Ingram. (2011) Impacts of community forests on livelihoods in Cameroon: Lessons from two case studies. International Forestry Review. 13(3): 1-15.

 

Contributing author in:

Woodhouse, E., De Lande, E., Milner-Gulland, EJ. 2016. "Evaluating the impacts of conservation interventions on human well-being: guidance for practitioners”. International Institute for Environment and Development, London. (pdf)

 

 

2012-2016   PhD Student, Imperial College London

2010-2012   Industry Analyst, Verdantix, UK

2009-2010   High Executive Officer, UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

2008-2009   MSc Environmental Technology, Imperial College London UK / CIFOR Cameroon

2007-2008   Environmental Consultant, SM Group International, Canada

2007                  Environmental Project Manager, Social Education and Development Society, India

2002-2005  BA(H) Environmental Studies and Economics (International Development Studies), McGill University, Canada

 

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