Sandra Nogue is a lecturer in Palaeosciences at the University of Southampton. Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Zoology Department at the University of Oxford and at the University of Bergen. She has a keen interest in research at the nexus of palaeoecology and biogeography. Her main research interest is on island ecosystems (including mountain summits) that are known to be exceptional natural laboratories as many islands’ biotas have evolved in the absence of human pressure since several centuries or few millennia ago.
Catherine Redgwell is Chichele Professor of Public International Law. Her research interests fall broadly within the public international field, including international energy law and international environmental law. She has recently published two major co-authored monographs on international environmental law: a second edition of Lyster’s International Wildlife Law (CUP, 2010) (with Michael Bowman and Peter Davies of Nottingham University) and the third edition of Birnie& Boyle’s International Law & the Environment (OUP, 2009) (with Professor Alan Boyle of the University of Edinburgh). Her energy research focuses on the international legal regulation of energy actors and activities, ranging from environmental impact to public participation and corporate accountability issues. Indeed, with climate change and the pressure to move beyond a strongly carbon-based economy, her research is increasingly at the confluence of international environmental and energy law.
Dr Bhaskar Vira teaches at the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge, where he is Reader in the Political Economy of Environment and Development; he is a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College. His research interests centre on the changing political economy of development in both rural and urban contexts, especially in India; and on political ecology, focusing on forests, wildlife and landuse change and the social context for biodiversity conservation. Bhaskar is closely involved with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, and the Global Food Security strategic research initiative at the University of Cambridge, and is the Founding Director of the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute.