The global extent of abandoned agricultural land and its conservation potential
I am interested in furthering our understanding of the environmental impact of agriculture, and in building policy and consumer interventions to mitigate this impact. I graduated with an MA and MPhil in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge, where I now run their annual Denman Lecture series. Following this I worked for 4 years at a leading strategy consultancy on projects addressing resource allocation, profitability, growth, and risk.
I am using remote sensing to identify abandoned farmland and natural ecosystem regeneration. I will use this information to inform conservation action.
Poore, J. & Nemecek, T. (2018). “Reducing food’s environmental impacts through producers and consumers.” Science. 360 (6392), 987-992. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6392/987
Poore, J. (2017). “Back to the Wild: How Nature is Reclaiming Farmland.” New Scientist. 3138, 26-29. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0262-4079(17)31568-3
Poore, J. (2016). “Call for conservation: Abandoned pasture.” Science. 351 (6269), 132-132. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6269/132.1