Chris Bousfield



I am mainly interested in the ecological and environmental impacts of tropical forest degradation, particularly selective logging and how we can minimise this impact through effective conservation planning.

Selective logging is widespread throughout the tropics, occurring in over 400 million hectares of tropical forest – an area the size of the European Union. More sustainable practices to manage timber extraction are possible if we understand the biodiversity impacts of logging.

My PhD research broadly covers the impacts of selective logging across the tropics, but with a particular focus on the biodiversity, carbon and economic impacts of improving logging practices in the Amazon.

About me

I really enjoy being outdoors, hiking in the Peak District is great and easy to access from Sheffield. I enjoy good food and good beer, both also very easy to access in Sheffield. I’m also keen on sports and spend a lot of my free time playing or watching football.