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Lynn Dicks

Subject groups/Research projects

Evidence and Methods:

Faculties and Departments

Department of Zoology:

Research Interests

I work on how to use scientific evidence in policy and practice. Science is complex, messy and still largely inaccessible to non-academics. Yet environmental policy increasingly demands evidence to inform action. I am developing methods to compile and synthesize ecological evidence and make it useful for decision-making. I use rigorous approaches to gather expert judgement, for rapid, transparent assessment of evidence. I work with organisations that manage the environment, in Government, the charitable sector and the food and farming industry, to translate their knowledge needs into research. All my work is focused on insect pollinator conservation and ecosystem services in farmland, but the methods are widely applicable.

Other Professional Activities

Biodiversity 

Conservation 

Pollinators 

Evidence Assessment