Biodiversity / Climate Change / CRP7 / East Africa / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / PLE / Vulnerability

Conservationist to strengthen B.E.S.T. team

Dr. Aidan Michael KEANE, a conservationist has joined PLE as a post doctoral scientist working on the project on Biodiversity, ecosystem services, social sustainability and tipping points in African drylands (B.E.S.T). He will be based in London but working closely with the Nairobi based team Reducing vulnerability of livestock-based livelihoods, ecosystem goods & services in pastoral and agro pastoral systems. The project has components in three countries – Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania.
Aidan was awarded the PhD, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London in July awarded July 2010. His Thesis title was: “Understanding rule-breaking behaviour in conservation”. He also holds an MSc in Environmental Technology, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London (2005 – 2006) and a B.A. (Hons), Natural Sciences: Zoology (First class), St John’s College, Cambridge where he was also awarded the St John’s College Prize (2000 – 2004).

He is a regular reviewer for international journals, including Conservation Biology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Oryx, Journal of Natural Resources Policy and the Journal of Comparative & Applied Criminal Justice. He is a member of the Society for Conservation Biology.

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