School of Earth and Environment

Sustainability Research Institute

Who we are

The Sustainability Research Institute conducts internationally recognised, academically excellent and problem-oriented interdisciplinary research and teaching on environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability. We draw on various social and natural science disciplines, including ecological economics, environmental economics, political science, policy studies, development studies, business and management, geography, sociology, science and technology studies, ecology, environmental science and soil science in our work. The Sustainability Research Institute is organized into four inter-related research groups:

UN meeting


“Achieving food security through an ecosystem services approach and why this matters to UK consumers... Reflections of the Chief Scientific Adviser to the FSA”
Professor Guy Poppy, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Food Standards Agency, Professor of Ecology, University of Southampton
17:00 - 18:00 Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre 20
Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Environmentalism without Nature (SPDS)
Jamie Lorimer, Associate Professor in Human Geography, Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford
16:00 - 17:15 SEE Seminar Rooms L8
William Young

The new Directors of SRI, William Young and Jamie Van Alstine, answer your questions.

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