Kate Schreckenberg


University of Southampton


Civil Engineering and the Environment

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Publication in Relevant Areas

McDermott, M.H. and Schreckenberg, K. 2009. Equity in community forestry – insights from North and South. International Forestry Review 11(2): 157-170. Schreckenberg, K. and Luttrell, C. 2009. Participatory forest management: a route to poverty reduction? International Forestry Review 11(2): 221-238. Barrance, A.J., Schreckenberg, K. and Gordon, J.E. 2009. Conservation through Use: Lessons from the Mesoamerican Dry Forest. ODI, London. 124pp. Schreckenberg, K. and Bird, N. 2008. Developmental impacts of forest sector verification systems. Pp 247-253 in: Brown, D., Schreckenberg, K. et al. Legal timber: verification and governance in the forest sector. ODI, London. Belcher, B. and Schreckenberg, K. 2007. Commercialisation of non-timber forest products – A reality check. Development Policy Review 25(3): 355-377. Newton, A. C., Marshall, E., Schreckenberg, K., Golicher, D., Te Velde, D.W., Edouard, F. and Arancibia, E. 2006. Use of a Bayesian Belief Network to Predict the Impacts of Commercializing Non-timber Forest Products on Livelihoods. Ecology and Society 11 (2): 24. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol11/iss2/art24/

Countries of Research Interest

Experience of research and policy advice in Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Tanzania and Turkey.

Statement of Interest in the Call

Having always worked in interdisciplinary projects attempting to take a holistic approach to people's livelihoods, my interest in the 'ecosystem services' framework lies in its focus on the integrated nature of the many and diverse interactions between humans and the environment. The link to 'poverty alleviation' clearly frames these interactions in terms of the benefits to people. My research focus is on understanding not just how ecosystem services are linked to poverty alleviation, but also which people benefit (or lose out) in any particular situation and the trade-offs they may be forced to make.