Alex Chausson

Research Interests

I am interested in interdisciplinary research and transdisciplinary collaborations as pathways to impact at the nexus of development, climate change, and biodiversity issues. I have undertaken social and ecological research, including research on the demand side drivers of the bushmeat supply chain in Congo-Brazzaville, human-wildlife conflict mitigation in Kenya, and the impacts of climate and food availability on barn owl reproduction in Switzerland. I now manage and collaborate on the delivery of several research and knowledge-exchange outputs for the Nature-based Solutions Initiative, as well as for the SENTINEL project led by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) on Social and Environmental Trade-Offs in African Agriculture.

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Selected Publications

Seddon N., Turner C., Berry P., Chausson A., Girardin C.A.J. (2019). Why nature-based solutions to climate change must be grounded in sound biodiversity science. Nature Climate Change.

Chausson, A.M., Rowcliffe, J.M., Escouflaire, L., Wieland, M. and Wright, J.H., 2019. Understanding the Sociocultural Drivers of Urban Bushmeat Consumption for Behavior Change Interventions in Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo. Human Ecology, pp.1-13.

Chausson, A., Henry, I., Ducret, B., Almasi, B., Roulin, A. (2014). Tawny owl Strix aluco as an indicator of Barn owl Tyto alba breeding biology and the effect of winter severity on Barn owl reproduction. Ibis, 156: 433–441.

Chausson, A., Henry, I., Almasi, B., & Roulin, A. (2013). Barn owl (Tyto alba) breeding biology in relation to breeding season climate. Journal of Ornithology, 1-9.