Recently, UNU-LRT welcomed Dr Lindsay Stringer and Dr Claire Quinn from the University of Leeds in the UK. Dr Stringer gave a lecture at UNU-LRT on the economics of land degradation and sustainable land management. In her talk she introduced the ELD 6+1 step methodology and shared results from a cost-benefit study of sustainable land management uptake for individual farmers in Kenya. Her talk spurred lively discussions facilitated by both Dr Stringer and Dr Quinn.
Dr Stringer is a Professor in Environment & Development at the University of Leeds. She has worked extensively with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and is currently a coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). She has an international consultancy reputation and has for example undertaken commissioned work on several occasions for the United Nations. Dr Quinn is an Associate Professor in Natural Resources Management and a Deputy Director of Research at the University of Leeds. Dr Stringer and Dr Quinn both focus on interdisciplinary research in their work and have extensive experience working on interdisciplinary projects in Africa and Asia. They have both published widely in their fields.