Dr. James Butler

Dr. James Butler has a multi-disciplinary background in agricultural economics, terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecology gained in southern Africa, northern Europe and Australia.

His research interests are social-ecological systems resilience, adaptive co-management, ecosystem services and human well-being as concepts and tools for evaluating and mitigating current and future trade-offs and conflicts in natural resource management and sustainable livelihood development. His current focus is diagnosing community vulnerability to global change, including climate change, and designing multi-scale adaptation and strategies using participatory methods in tropical Australia and islands in the Asia-Pacific region.