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Dr Peter Glaves

Associate Professor

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

Peter -GlavesMy main research interests is in environmental management and planning, especially in the link between ecology and economy and practical application of ecosystem services, environmental valuation, environmental capacity and resilience and sustainability assessments.

For the last 25 years I have split my time between working as a lecturer/trainer and as an environmental consultant. My current post is Director of Enterprise and External Engagement in the Department of Geography and Environment at Northumbria University.

Currently I co-ordinate the Ecology and Economy Group; this is a cross institutional organisation which brings together ecologists, economists and decision makers to look at environmental management problems.
Prior to joining Northumbria University in 2010 I worked as a Principal Environmental Consultant and was Deputy Director of the Biodiversity and Landscape History Research Institute.

I have lectured in ecology and environmental management at a variety of Universities including Greenwich University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Sheffield Hallam University.



  • Conservation PhD November 01 1991
  • Fellow Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBS) 2017

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Environmental audit, appraisal and valuation, Glaves, P. 4 Jun 2016, Key Methods in Geography, SAGE
  • Student work placements as a focus for building partnerships between universities and sustainable development stakeholders, Davidson, G., Glaves, P., Kotter, R., Wilkinson, J. Jan 2016, Engaging Stakeholders in Education for Sustainable Development at University Level, London, Springer
  • What does that tree mean to me: Values and benefits of individual trees and their ecosystem services, Glaves, P., Egan, D., O'Connor, M. Sep 2012
  • Are the best things in life free?, Glaves, P., Egan, D., Heapy, D., O'Connor, M. 2011, In: Ecos - A Review of Conservation
  • Changing uses, perception and pressures on urban commons: a case study of Town Moor in Newcastle upon Tyne, Glaves, P. 2010, In: Landscape Archaeology and Ecology
  • A survey of the coverage, use and application of ancient woodland indicator lists in the UK, Glaves, P., Handley, C., Birbeck, J., Rotherham, I., Wright, B. Oct 2009
  • Field surveys for ancient woodlands: Issues and Approaches, Glaves, P., Handley, C., Rotherham, I., Birbeck, J., Wright, B. Oct 2009
  • Invasive, alien and problem species in urban areas: some social, political and philosophical dimensions, Glaves, P. 2009, In: International Urban Ecology Review
  • The identification of ancient woodland: demonstrating antiquity and continuity - issues and approaches, Glaves, P., Handley, C., Rotherham, I., Birbeck, J., Wright, B. Oct 2009
  • Valuing ecosystem services in the East of England, Glaves, P., Egan, D., Harrison, K. Oct 2009


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