Jonathan Green

Jonathan Green

As part of the Sustainable Consumption and Production team at LHI, Jonathan works to trace the impacts of consumption on biodiversity, via often-complex chains of trade in agricultural commodities. Gaining insight into how trade in agricultural commodities drives biodiversity loss and the key actors in those supply chains is a starting point to identify opportunities for improved supply chain management to help avert future losses of habitat and species. He works within the Stockholm Environment Institute in York and collaborates closely with WWF-UK.


2012 Ph.D., Conservation Science Group, Dept. Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK.
2007 BSc(Hons): Zoology, University of St Andrews, Scotland.


2014 – 2016 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. Geography & Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, University of Cambridge, UK.
2012 – 2014 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University, USA.


  • Willcock, S., Phillips, O.L., Platts, P.J., Swetnam, R.D., Balmford, A., Burgess, N.D., Ahrends, A., Bayliss, J., Doggart, N., Doody, K., Fanning, E., Green, J.M.H., Hall, J., Howell, K.L., Lovett, J.C., Marchant, R., Marshall, A.R., Mbilinyi, B., Munishi, P.K.T., Owen, N., Topp‐Jorgensen, E.J., and Lewis, S.L. (2016). Land cover change and carbon emissions over 100 years in an African biodiversity hotspot. Glob. Change Biol. doi:10.1111/gcb.13218

  • Green, J.M.H., Sripanomyom, S., Giam, X., and Wilcove, D.S. (2015) The ecology and economics of shorebird conservation in a tropical human-modified landscape. J. Appl. Ecol. 52(6): 1483-1491

  • Harris, J.B.C., Green, J.M.H., Prawiradilaga, D.M., Giam, X., Giyanto, Hikmatullah, D., Putra, C.A., and Wilcove, D.S. (2015). Using market data and expert opinion to identify overexploited species in the wild bird trade. Biol. Conserv. 187: 51-60.

  • Balmford, A., Green, J.M.H., Anderson, M., Beresford, J., Huang, C., Naidoo, R., Walpole, M. and Manica, A. (2015). Walk on the wild side: estimating the global magnitude of visits to protected areas. PLoS Biol. 13(2): e1002074

  • Bayliss, J., Schaafsma, M., Balmford, A., Burgess, N.D., Green, J.M.H., Madoffe, S.S., Okayasu, S., Peh, K.S.H., Platts, P.J., and Yu, D.W. (2014). The current and future value of nature-based tourism in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. Ecosystem. Services 8: 75-83.

  • Willcock, S., Phillips, O.L, Platts, P.J., Balmford, A., Burgess, N.D., Lovett, J.C., Ahrends, A., Bayliss, J., Doggart, N., Doody, K., Fanning, E., Green, J.M.H. et al (2014). Quantifying and understanding carbon storage and sequestration within the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania, a tropical biodiversity hotspot. Carbon Balance Manag. 9(1): 2

  • Estes, L.D., Paroz, L.-L., Bradley, B.A., Green, J.M.H., Hole, D.G., Holness, S., Ziv, G., Oppenheimer, M.G. and Wilcove, D.S. (2013). Using Changes in Agricultural Utility to Quantify Future Climate-Induced Risk to Conservation. Conserv. Biol. 28(2): 427-437.

  • Green, J.M.H., Larrosa, C., Burgess, N.D., Balmford, A., Johnston, A., Platts, P.J., and Coad, L. (2013). Deforestation in an African hotspot: extent, variation, and the effectiveness of protected areas. Biol. Conserv. 164: 62–72.

  • McCarthy, D.P., Donald, P.F., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Buchanan, G.M., Balmford, A., Green, J.M.H., Bennun, L.A., Burgess, N.D., Fishpool, L.D.C., and Garnett, S.T. (2012). Financial Costs of Meeting Global Biodiversity Conservation Targets: Current Spending and Unmet Needs. Science 338: 946-949.

  • Willcock, S., Phillips, O.L., Platts, P.J., Balmford, A., Burgess, N.D., Lovett, J.C., Ahrends, A., Bayliss, J., Doggart, N., Doody, K., Fanning, E., Green, J. et al. (2012). Towards Regional, Error-Bounded Landscape Carbon Storage Estimates for Data-Deficient Areas of the World. PLoS ONE 7(9): e44795.

  • Green, J.M.H., Burgess, N.D., Green, R.E., Madoffe, S.S., Munishi, P.K.T., Turner, R.K. and Balmford, A. (2012). Estimating management costs of protected areas: a novel approach from the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania. Biol. Conserv. 150: 5-14.

  • Fisher, B., Turner, R.K., Burgess, N.D., Swetnam, R.D., Green, J., Green, R., Kajembe, G., Kulindwa, K., Lewis, S.L., Marchant, R., Marshall, A.R., Madoffe, S., Munishi, P.K.T., Morse-Jones, S., Mwakalila, S., Paavola, J., Naidoo, R., Ricketts, T., Rouget, M., Willcock, S., White, S. and Balmford, A. (2011). Measuring, Modeling and Mapping Ecosystem Services in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. Prog. Phys. Geogr. 35(5): 595–611.

  • Balmford, A., Beresford, J., Green, J., Naidoo, R., Walpole, M. and Manica, A. (2009). A Global Perspective on Trends in Nature-Based Tourism. PLoS Biol. 7: e1000144.

  • Fisher, B., Bolt, K., Bradbury, R.B., Gardner, T.A., Green, J.M.H., Hole, D.G. and Naidoo, R. (2009). Two Cultures of Conservation. Conserv. Biol. 23: 1069-1071.

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