Kim Solve Jacobsen
I am an interdisciplinary researcher working to approach conservation questions using innovative methods. In addition to the use of analyses of people’s attitudes, I use economic valuation techniques and wellbeing economics to understand the relationship between communities, wildlife and conservation efforts.
Current projects include:
- a study of farmers’ attitudes to reintroduction of lynx in the UK and intentions to illegally kill lynx
- investigation of the determinants of the distribution of benefits from a national park
- a global review of edible orchids
- an investigation of the dynamics of fear and eco-centric attitudes regarding lions in communities around Hwange National Park
I have previously worked with stakeholder groups (sheep farmers, indigenous reindeer herders, and environmental organisations) to find areas of consensus within national carnivore management in Norway. Additionally, I have previously developed guidelines for minimising contact with venomous snakes in India, quantified ecosystem services in agro-ecosystems in Taiwan, and carried out field work in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Botswana, Tanzania, South Africa, Namibia, Laos, Costa Rica, Chile, and Norway.
Jacobsen, K.S., Dickman, A.J., Macdonald, D.W., Mourato, S., Johnson, P., Sibanda, L. and Loveridge, A.J., 2020. The importance of tangible and intangible factors in human‐carnivore coexistence. Conservation Biology.
Macdonald, D.W., Jacobsen, K.S., Burnham, D., Johnson, P.J. and Loveridge, A.J., 2016. Cecil: a moment or a movement? Analysis of media coverage of the death of a lion, Panthera leo. Animals, 6(5), p.26.
Trouwborst, A., Blackmore, A., Boitani, L., Bowman, M., Caddell, R., Chapron, G., Cliquet, A., Couzens, E., Epstein, Y., Fernández-Galiano, E. and Fleurke, F.M., 2017. International wildlife law: understanding and enhancing its role in conservation. BioScience, 67(9), pp.784-790.
Jacobsen, K.S. and Linnell, J.D., 2016. Perceptions of environmental justice and the conflict surrounding large carnivore management in Norway—Implications for conflict management. Biological Conservation, 203, pp.197-206.
Macdonald, D.W., Loveridge, A.J., Dickman, A., Johnson, P.J., Jacobsen, K.S. and Du Preez, B., 2017. Lions, trophy hunting and beyond: knowledge gaps and why they matter. Mammal Review, 47(4), pp.247-253.
Jacobsen, K.S., 2014. Snake Conflict-Mitigation in India: The knowledge of the Irula Tribe. Asian Affairs, 45(1), pp.108-111.