Millington, James

Millington, James
King's College London

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at King's College London
I am a broadly trained geographer, landscape ecologist and environmental systems modeller with an interest in understanding how science and society can ensure the sustainability of environmental systems. My research, publications and teaching focus on the investigation of coupled human and natural systems and vegetation succession-disturbance dynamics using spatial modelling tools in North American and European landscapes.

I received my PhD from King's College London in July 2007 where I was based in the Department of Geography. My PhD research examined the potential impact of spatially distributed land-use decision-making on ecological patterns and processes (wildfire and vegetation dynamics) in a traditional multifunctional Mediterranean landscape. 

I did post-doctoral research at the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability at Michigan State University, USA. While there I initiated the continuing development and use of an ecological-economic model to examine management and policy options for the industrial forests of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. 

Currently I hold an early career fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust at King's College London. One of the things I am investigating is how computer simulation models might be better used to reveal to individuals how their local actions influence broader environmental issues. I also continue to build on previous spatial socio-ecological modelling projects.

Research Interests: 
landscape ecology, simulation modelling, land use change, forest management