Katie Lois Hutchinson

Research Interests

My research interests are inter-disciplinary, covering biology, geography and anthropology. Primarily, I am interested in species conservation and the importance of maintaining high levels of biodiversity in relation to climate change, specifically within the mega-diverse Global South. I am also passionate about the power and reach of science and the importance of engaging local communities with scientific developments.

My DPhil project, supervised by Professor Nathalie Seddon (Biology) and Professor Laura Rival (Anthropology), explores the ecosystem health outcomes of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for Adaptation in the Tropical Andean region (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela), and how these interventions are perceived/implemented by Indigenous Peoples. The main study country of my work is Peru, and I will be carrying out fieldwork here, working alongside communities who have implemented NbS for Adaptation. My project comprises of numerous interlinked elements, with a systematic review, GIS and fieldwork all coming together to enable the impacts of NbS for Adaptation upon ecosystem health. The benefits of this project will hopefully be wide-reaching, with influences primarily in remote communities that rely more on natural resources than those in the westernised world.

For more information, please see any of the below:
www.linkedin.com/in/katielois www.naturebasedsolutionsinitiative.org/teams/katie-hutchinson/

After completing my undergraduate degree in Biology at University of Nottingham in 2020, I spent a year gaining experience alongside the London Wildlife Trust, RSPB and RSPCA.

Please contact me if you have any questions or queries about my DPhil project, career path or anything else.

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