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Research overview

Charles Warren's current research interests lie within the broad field of environmental management, with an emphasis on Scotland.  In 2024, he published a third edition of his book 'Managing Scotland's Environment' (EUP).  More specifically, his research interests include:

1. Environmental policy debates in Scotland, including the sustainability of upland estates, the conversion of farmland to grow energy crops, and the management of lowland & peri-urban deer.

2. Social dimensions of the energy transition, including public attitudes towards renewable energy technologies and the role of community energy.

3. Proposals for 'rewilding' and the reintroduction of lost species.

4. Debates surrounding the conservation management of alien and native species.

His h-index is currently 38.  He has over 6600 career citations, including 15 publications with over 100 citations and 3 with over 600 citations.

For further information, see the Environmental Change Research Group

Future research

At present, my research activities have necessarily been scaled back while I am seconded to the Proctor's Office, serving as Associate Provost (Students).

Academic/Professional Qualification

Ph.D., Glaciology, University of Edinburgh

M.Sc., Natural Resource Management, University of Edinburgh

M.A., Geography, University of Oxford

Teaching activity

While I am serving as Associate Provost (Students), my teaching duties have been greatly reduced, but I still contribute material on environmental management at undergraduate and Masters levels, and I coordinate and lead the William & Mary Summer School each year.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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