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Join us for this webinar featuring research updates from three of our MCR students. Starting from 12.30pm on Wednesday 3rd March, we will hear more about their research which specifically focuses on Climate Change. Book your place below!
Sugandha is a DPhil candidate in Environmental Economics at the University of Oxford. Her research interests include the economics of innovation, energy and environmental economics, public economics and political economy.
Sugandha’s current research includes assessing the impact of risk-reducing policies in incentivizing frontier innovation; the interaction of market failures and its effect on the direction of innovation; and the political-economy of energy transitions.
She previously worked as an environmental economist at Vivid Economics in London, and prior to that, as a trade economist at ICRIER in New Delhi. Sugandha has worked with governments, international organisations and private firms to advise on various aspects of climate policy.
Charlie has collaborated with the Universidad Nacional de Colombia to extend his social-ecological systems research into the factors driving forest fires in protected areas of Colombian Amazonia. Supported by a Global Challenges Research Fund grant, he uses participative mapping methods to involve a cross-section of stakeholders, from cattle ranchers to politicians and the forest-service, in environmental decision-making. Charlie is combining these perspectives to create models of the social-ecological system operating in the post-conflict Colombian Amazon.
Eleanor is in the final year of a DPhil in Environmental Research. She uses drones and satellites to find new and improved methods to map the biological and chemical diversity of tropical forests and measure photosynthesis. While the main focus of her DPhil is on tropical forests, other projects have taken her to the Arctic, South Africa and Arizona to fly drones over the tundra, savannah and desert scrub. She is a co-founder of the Oxford Drone Society and was Oriel MCR President from 2019-20. She is also a Senior Technical Officer at Gentian Ltd., using aircraft and satellites to monitor urban biodiversity.
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