Dr Jacob Phelps

Lecturer in Tropical Environmental Change and Policy

Research Overview

Jacob is an environmental scientist particularly interested in the institutional dimensions of tropical forest and biodiversity conservation. He leads the Conservation Governance Lab, which deals with the institutional and governance dimensions of issues such as illegal wildlife trade and tropical deforestation. Trained in the natural sciences and human geography, Jacob draws on a wide range of methods and analytic lenses, and is active in the science-policy interface. Jacob has worked in the Neotropics (Costa Rica, Belize) and across Southeast Asia. Until August 2015, he was a Scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Indonesia.