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Chris Ives

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Dr. Chris Ives is an interdisciplinary researcher with expertise in urban social-ecological systems and the human dimensions of environmental management. He joined the School of Geography in 2016 after holding research positions at universities in Australia and Germany. Chris is interested in understanding how people relate to and interact with the natural world, and how social and environmental knowledge can be used to inform action for sustainability.

Expertise Summary

Chris has expertise in a diverse range of topics including:

  • urban ecology
  • environmental planning policy
  • human-environment relationships
  • social science for conservation
  • sustainability transformation

Teaching Summary

Chris' teaching portfolio revolves around environmental management. His teaching straddles the divide between physical and human geography, as successful environmental management requires a… read more

Research Summary

Chris' current research focuses on understanding the multi-dimensional nature of human-environment relationships and how reconnecting society with nature can help in transformations towards… read more

Recent Publications

Chris' teaching portfolio revolves around environmental management. His teaching straddles the divide between physical and human geography, as successful environmental management requires a sophisticated understanding of ecological and landscape dynamics and human behaviour, attitudes and values.

Current Research

Chris' current research focuses on understanding the multi-dimensional nature of human-environment relationships and how reconnecting society with nature can help in transformations towards sustainability.

For a complete list of publications, please click here for Chris' Google Scholar page.

Past Research

Chris has conducted research in the past on the following themes:

  • The values and preferences of urban residents for green open space.
  • The biodiversity of urban riparian systems.
  • Terrestrial macroinvertabrates as ecological indicators (with a particular focus on ants)
  • Urban river management.

Future Research

Future research that Chris is actively pursuing is related to the role of religion and faith-based organisations in pursuing sustainability, particularly in cities.

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