Naomi Jones

Naomi is a senior ecologist specialising in the impacts of agri-environment schemes and changes in agricultural management on plant communities, habitat condition, wider biodiversity and other environmental issues.

Naomi Jones

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  • Area of expertise
    Ecology, Biodiversity and the Environmental Impacts of Agricultural Production
  • Years of experience
    25
  • Highest qualification
    PhD

Naomi has 25 years' research experience including management of multidisciplinary, collaborative studies. She has managed many recent evaluations of agri-environment schemes and related initiatives including current projects evaluating the new Countryside Stewardship, assessing the role of advice on HLS agreement set-up, monitoring of Entry Level Stewardship and the impact of ETIP advice and the evaluation of voluntary measures implemented under the Campaign for the Farmed Environment.

Naomi is currently a member of the British Ecological Society, Association of Applied Biologists, European Weed Research Society and the UK Weed Liaison Group and was a subject Editor for Weed Research 2003-2009. She has been an Editor of two conference proceedings and is currently on the organising committee for two further conferences. Her recent research has included studies which combine ecological and wider environmental survey with socio-economic issues such as farmers' attitudes to, and understanding of, agri-environment policies and their implementation. Other areas of research include management of weeds (detrimental and beneficial) in arable systems.

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Latest Papers and Articles

2016 C. Nigel R. Critchley, James Towers Naomi E. Jones. Moorland Habitat Monitoring: A Resurvey of Selected Moorland Agri-environment Agreement Sites. Report to Natural England.

2015 Jones N, Short C. Elliott J, Cao Y, Gaskell P, Hallam C, Laybourn R, Breyer J, Conyers S, Boatman N. ES quality assurance programme, 2013/14 Assessing the role of advice and support on the establishment of HLS agreements. Report to Natural England.

2015 Nigel Boatman, Chris Short, John Elliott, Yiying Cao, Pete Gaskell, Caroline Hallam, Ruth Laybourn, Johanna Breyer, Naomi Jones. Assessing the impact of advice and support on the environmental outcomes of HLS agreements. Report to Natural England.

2013 Jones N E, Boatman N D. Monitoring the implementation of voluntary environmental management measures under the Campaign for the Farmed Environment. Aspects of Applied Biology 118, 2013: Environmental Management on Farmland. pp. 201-207

2013 Mills J, Gaskell P, Jones N E, Boatman N D. Farmer attitudes and evaluation of outcomes to on-farm environmental management. Aspects of Applied Biology 118, 2013: Environmental Management on Farmland. pp. 209-216

Events past and future

On the organising committee and editing proceedings for two AAB conferences:

Sustainable Intensification. To be held on 28 – 30 November 2017 at Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, UK.

Ecosystem and Habitat Management: Research, Policy, Practice. To be held on 27 - 28 March 2018 at the University of Worcester, Worcester, UK.

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