Tellus Mater Distinguished Fellow in Sustainability Studies 2019, University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI)

Watch her Public Lecture on ‘The Practical Pursuit of Sustainability

Professor Matson is an interdisciplinary sustainability scientist, academic leader and organizational strategist. Her research addresses a range of environment and sustainability issues, including agricultural systems and vulnerability and resilience of people and places to climate change.

In her lecture Professor Matson outlined how sustainability is a term widely used by many different groups – from corporations to the international development community, academic institutions and non-profits – sometimes with different meanings and different goals. Drawing common threads among the different uses, she illustrated how systems thinking and a capital assets framework could be used to increase the likelihood of reaching sustainability goals.

The Tellus Mater Distinguished Fellowship is managed by UCCRI in cooperation with the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust.  

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