Joshua Peters

Joshua Peters

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Personal Statement

Joshua Peters is a PhD student at the University of Strathclyde investigating multiple perspectives of climate change risks to freshwater ecosystem services within Scotland. Josh has a particular interest in creating decision making tools for stakeholder risk management, these tools aim to highlight water resource services which are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

Josh is part of the newly founded exciting cross-Faculty Centre for Doctoral Training program at the University of Strathclyde in Global Environmental Monitoring and Policy (GEMaP). This new centre marks the start of a new international program in environmental monitoring at the University of Strathclyde. The CDT brings together researchers from interdisciplinary research backgrounds and provide a unique training experience in science, policy, economics and metrology.

The interdisciplinary supervisory team includes Dr Jen Roberts (Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering) and Prof John Quigley (Management Science, Strathclyde Business School).

Research Interests

Josh has a research background which focuses on Climate change impacts, whether this be measuring direct impacts to ecosystems or finding the root causes of ecosystem service degradation. Josh’s research has taken him to many places including: Belize, Tanzania, Fiji and The Maldives.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Natural Science, University of Akureyri

Award Date: 1 Jul 2017

Bachelor of Science, University of Portsmouth

Award Date: 1 Jul 2015

Keywords

  • Ecosystems
  • Climate change
  • Decision making
  • Water Resources
  • Risk assessment and management

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