Centre of Ecology & Hydrology
Paula Harrison is Professor of Land and Water modelling and Principal Natural Capital Scientist at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH). I am responsible for coordinating work across CEH and Lancaster University in Environmental Data Science as part of the establishment of a new Centre of Excellence between the two institutions. I specialise in working across disciplines to integrate different types of knowledge using both modelling and participatory approaches to find innovative solutions for operationalising the natural capital and ecosystem service concepts and adapting to climate change. I am currently the Coordinator of the EU-funded €9m IMPRESSIONS project on high-end climate change and a Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) regional assessment of Europe and Central Asia. I was a Contributing Author to the Europe chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report, and was a Coordinating Lead Author for the UK National Ecosystem Assessment Follow-On, assessing the robustness of response options for ecosystem services.