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Oxford University, Environmental Change Institute (ECI), United Kingdom









Oxford University,

Environmental Change Institute (ECI)



Dr. Constance McDermott  is the University of Oxford’s Principal Investigator for INTEGRAL.


Her work on this project is associated with two institutional entities:

(a) The Environmental Change Institute (ECI), School of Geography and the Environment  
(b) The Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests (OCTF).

The ECI was founded 20 years ago “to organize and promote interdisciplinary research on the nature, causes and impact of environmental change and to contribute to the development of management strategies for coping with future environmental change”. The Institute hosts a wide range of research faculty focused on assessing different dimensions of environmental change (e.g. in climate science and forest ecology) and uncovering sustainable solutions.

The Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests (OCTF) is a network of Oxford University departments and neighbouring NGOs, consultancies and businesses in the Oxford area. OCTF facilitates collaborative research and communication among its members, and also serves as a platform for broader collaboration between Oxford area institutions and the global forest community.

Oxford`s participation in INTEGRAL mainly refers to policy analysis and foresight for integrated forest management (WP 3). Oxford’s role in this study is to integrate consideration of the EU’s global consumption into EU land use decisions. This will include reviewing the current state of knowledge on the EU’s global forest footprint, assessing EU policy responses, and considering how this knowledge might inform participatory processes addressing land use in the EU.