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Jones, Sarah

Associate Scientist, Sustainable Agricultural Production

Sarah works on identifying and prioritizing options for sustainable agricultural production in dryland and tropical landscapes with a focus on careful targeting and management of agricultural crop and tree diversity. Her PhD uses mapping, modelling and valuation techniques to capture and quantify human wellbeing benefits and costs of natural and managed ecosystems. In addition to contributing to research within the CGIAR Water, Land and Ecosystems, and Roots, Tubers and Bananas research programmes, Sarah is a Co-Investigator on the Pathways out of Poverty in Burkina Faso project funded by the UK Department for International Development-Economic and Social Research Council, and a researcher on PBL-funded work on integrated landscape management for the SDGs with case studies in Ghana, Honduras and Tanzania.

Before joining Bioversity International, Sarah worked as a Senior Consultant on environmental impact assessment and sustainability projects at Temple Group environmental consultancy, and as a GIS and Environment Specialist at Environmental Research and Assessment in Cambridge. 



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PhD in Sustainable agricultural intensification in small reservoir landscapes of West Africa, King’s College London, UK (ongoing)

MPhil in Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing, University of Cambridge, UK 

Graduate Diploma in Geography and Environment, University of London International Programmes 

BSc (with Honours) in Mathematics, Royal Holloway, University of London

Publication highlights:

Sylvia L.R. Wood, S. K. Jones, J.A. Johnson, et al. (2018) Ecosystem services are a critical component of the Sustainable Development Goals. Ecosystem Services

DeClerck, F.A.J., S. Jones, S. Attwood, et al. (2017) Agricultural ecosystems and their services: the vanguard of sustainability? Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 23(1): 92-99