Chris West

Senior Research Fellow

Chris joined SEI York in September 2011 on a Defra-funded project to develop a multi-regional input-output methodology to link UK imports to impacts on international biodiversity.

He is part of the Sustainable Consumption and Production group at SEI York, involved in developing and maintaining a number of SEI's REAP Suite of sustainable consumption tools developed at York, including REAP Petite, REAP Tourism and EUREAPA.

He also sits on the steering group and undertakes research for the NETpositive Initiative which is developing tools to introduce small and medium sized enterprise to economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Other work includes analysis of trade and resource use applied to Scottish biomass (for the JNCC/SNH) and WWF Priority Regions (for WWF EPO). He has also contributed to research on EAUC's LiFE Index for Universities and Colleges.

Chris comes from an ecology background, having completed a PhD in Fisheries Management in January 2011 which made use of agent-based modelling approaches, which will be utilised in an upcoming project involving Agent-based Computational Economics, and has a broader interest in the study and simulation of complex systems and in particular the interplay between biological and environmental systems and society.

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