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.
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.