Prof. Martin Dallimer is a professor at the Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment, at the University of Leeds. He is interested in applying and integrating research techniques from across different disciplines to better understand the sustainable management of natural environments, biodiversity, and ecosystems in a human-dominated world.
Currently, his research falls into three broad areas: (i) ecosystem restoration, biodiversity conservation, and ecosystem services; (ii) land degradation, sustainable agriculture, land use, and development; and (iii) urbanisation, urban greenspaces, and sustainable cities. Prof. Dallimer’s work centres on applying and developing methods to understand the multiple values (including in monetary and non-monetary terms as well as metrics of ecological ‘quality’) of ecosystems and natural environments. He is particularly interested in how these values might be linked to biodiversity and underlying ecosystem properties, as well as to human health, well-being, and life chances.