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Description of research and teaching

My research focuses on evaluating the economic benefits derived from biodiversity conservation, spatial conservation prioritization, and trade-offs between biodiversity conservation and alternative land uses to reduce policy conflicts. I try to address these topics by using interdisciplinary research and involving conservation practitioners. Particularly, I am interested in developing conservation solutions that can better inform real-world decision-making.

Education information

PhD in Biodiversity Management, Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent

Education information

MSc in Conservation Biology with Distinction, Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent

Education information

BSc (Hons) in Natural Sciences, University of Parma

Curriculum vitae

Adjunct Professor in Conservation Biology

External positions

Honorary Research Fellow, University of KwaZulu-Natal

2013 → …

Keywords

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
  • Conservation biology
  • Spatial conservation prioritization
  • 1171 Geosciences
  • GIS
  • Spatial ecological and economic modelling
  • 511 Economics
  • Environmental economics
  • Market and non-market-based evaluation techniques
  • Choice modelling

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2007 2019

A framework for investigating illegal wildlife trade on social media with machine learning

Di Minin, E., Fink, C., Hiippala, T. & Tenkanen, H., Feb 2019, In : Conservation Biology. 33, 1, p. 210-213 4 p.

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Assessing global popularity and threats to Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas using social media data

Hausmann, A., Toivonen, T., Fink, C., Heikinheimo, V. V., Tenkanen, H., Butchart, S., Brooks, T. & Di Minin, E., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Science of the Total Environment.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Developing a global indicator for Aichi Target 1 by merging online data sources to measure biodiversity awareness and engagement

Cooper, M., Di Minin, E., Hausmann, A., Qin, S., Schwartz, A. & Correia, R., 2019, In : Biological Conservation. 230, p. 29-36

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Identifying global centres of unsustainable commercial harvesting of species

Di Minin, E., Brooks, T., Toivonen, T. K., Butchart, S., Heikinheimo, V. V., Burgess, N., Watson, J., Challender, D., Goettsch, B., Jenkins, R. & Moilanen, A. J., 3 Mar 2019, In : Science Advances. 5, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Projects 2011 2022

Activities 2012 2019

Investigating illegal wildlife trade from social media and other digital platforms

Enrico Di Minin (Speaker)
7 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Nature Conservation (Journal)

Enrico Di Minin (Editor)
Feb 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research journal

Biological Conservation (Journal)

Enrico Di Minin (Editor)
1 Apr 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research journal

Social media data for conservation science and practice, with a focus on illegal wildlife trade and conservation marketing

Enrico Di Minin (Member of organizing committee), Anna Hausmann (Member of organizing committee), Christoph Fink (Member of organizing committee), Gonzalo Daniel Cortes Capano (Member of organizing committee), Verónica Etchebarne Palla (Member of organizing committee)
16 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

AI Collaboration to end wildlife trafficking online

Enrico Di Minin (Attendee)
11 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Article for the Conversation

Enrico Di Minin & Christoph Fink

23/04/2019

1 media contribution

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Interview with BBC

Enrico Di Minin

31/01/2019

1 item of media coverage

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Guardian article

Enrico Di Minin

20/12/2018

1 media contribution

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Interview with IltaLehti

Enrico Di Minin

28/11/2018

1 media contribution

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Interview with Huvudstadsbladet

Enrico Di Minin, Christoph Fink, Tuomo Hiippala & Henrikki Tenkanen

25/03/2018

1 item of media coverage

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