Luke Parry supervises 5 postgraduate research students. If these students have produced research profiles, these are listed below:
Student research profiles
Luke is interested in identifying pathways towards sustainable urbanization in tropical forest regions, particularly the Amazon. He has been a Lecturer in Ecosystem Services in the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) since 2011 and is also currently an ESRC Future Research Leader Fellow (2014-16). Luke has a PhD in inter-disciplinary environmental science from the University of East Anglia and works extensively with research institutions in Brazil, including the National Space Research Institute (INPE), the Goeldi Museum, the Federal Universities of Pará (UFPA) and Amazonas (UFAM) and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz). His passion for Amazonia spans its people and places, slow boat journeys and governmental census data.
Luke is working on new tools to predict the impacts of Amazonian droughts on urban food insecurity, funded through an ESRC Fellowship. He is delighted to be working with a stellar bunch of inter-disciplinary scientists in the UK and Brazil and is mentored by Peter Diggle. In Brazil, Luke is hosted by the Nucleus of Advanced Amazonian Studies (NAEA) at the Federal University of Pará (UFPA) in Belém. Luke and his collaborators are working on new tools to improve the adaptive capacity of road-less Amazonian cities to cope with severe drought and flood events, when food security appears to be threatened by the disruption of river transport and high food prices. They will develop an online early warning system that predicts real-time urban vulnerability to food insecurity. The team hope this tool will enable improved risk-analysis and facilitate both long-term strategic investment of resources and disaster intervention. Prior to starting his ESRC fellowship Luke was a World Social Science Fellow on Sustainable Urbanization, under the International Social Science Council (ISSC).
Other Research Interests (Past and Present):
Luke’s inter-disciplinary research in Amazonia spans:
Luke’s teaching primarily contributes to LEC’s geography courses and includes:
Luke is currently:
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