Moran Professor of Conservation and Development
University of Cambridge
Prof. Dr. Rachael D. Garrett is Moran Professor of Conservation and Development at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on understanding the drivers and impacts of land change, primarily in forest landscapes, and the effectiveness and equity of forest conservation policies and practices. She is particularly interested in how commodity supply chains interact with environmental institutions to shape land use processes, resource distribution, and trade. Her research has largely focused on deforestation in agriculture-forest frontiers and sustainable intensification of grazing systems in the tropics. More broadly she is interested in finding solutions to achieve zero-deforestation and reduced forest degradation globally, while scaling up more sustainable land use practices and restoration of degraded ecosystems. Dr. Garrett works closely with national agriculture and forestry agencies in the regions where she works, including ongoing partnerships with Embrapa in Brazil. She also works closely with companies to advise them on their supply chain policies. For more details, see https://rachaeldgarrett.weebly.com/.