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Department of Zoology

 

Research

I am interested in the management of multiple ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes (such as pest regulation, soil conservation, biodiversity conservation, and food production). I am investigating these ecosystem services through systematic reviews of scientific studies, meta-analysis, and geospatial analysis, with a focus on minimizing conservation conflicts and maximizing agricultural sustainability. I am also using machine learning to identify relevant publications for inclusion in systematic reviews.

Publications

Key publications: 

Shackelford, G. E., Kelsey, R., Robertson, R. J., Williams, D., and Dicks, L. V. (2017), Sustainable Agriculture in California and Mediterranean Climates: Evidence for the effects of selected interventions. Synopses of Conservation Evidence Series. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. http://www.conservationevidence.com/

 

Shackelford, G. E., Steward, P. R., German, R. N., Sait, S. M. and Benton, T. G. (2015), Conservation planning in agricultural landscapes: hotspots of conflict between agriculture and nature. Diversity and Distributions, 21: 357–367. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1111/ddi.12291

 

Shackelford, G., Steward, P. R., Benton, T. G., Kunin, W. E., Potts, S. G., Biesmeijer, J. C. and Sait, S. M. (2013), Comparison of pollinators and natural enemies: a meta-analysis of landscape and local effects on abundance and richness in crops. Biological Reviews, 88: 1002–1021. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1111/brv.12040

Post-Doctoral Research Associate