Sarah K. Jones

Based in Montpellier, France, my research focuses on how to create and sustain multifunctional farms and landscapes that provide nutritious food while contributing to biodiversity conservation and climate mitigation targets. I use a range of approaches, including surveys, spatial data analysis, modelling, systematic literature reviews, and statistical analysis, to address practical research questions at global, national and landscape levels.

Currently, I am part of the Alliance Transformational Agroecology initiative (2022-present), working on how to implement and scale agroecology for more sustainable food systems in Burkina Faso, India, Kenya, Lao PDR, Peru, Tunisia, Zimbabwe. I am a researcher on the FOLU Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land-use and Energy (FABLE) initiative (2017-present) working with 20+ country teams to quantify food and land use system contributions to achieving global biodiversity, climate, and food security targets. I contribute to the Nexus Gains initiative (2022-present) synthesizing evidence and using spatial data to identify opportunity hotspots for diversity-based interventions to reduce and reverse key threats to people, nature, and farming systems. I am also part of the EU TRANSITIONS project (2021-24) working on improving metrics and tools for monitoring agroecology uptake. In my spare time, I am a keen hiker, reader, cook and tennis player.

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