Nike Doggart


I am a postgraduate researcher and conservation practitioner with an interest in solutions to the environmental and social challenges associated with tropical deforestation.

I value an interdisciplinary approach and am interested in linking research, practice and policy in the field of tropical forest conservation and management.

Professional background

Through my work with the Tanzania Forest Conservation Group, I have provided technical advice on conservation and development projects supporting participatory forest management and piloting REDD+, sustainable charcoal, sustainable timber and payments for water ecosystem services.

I have also participated in tropical forest biodiversity research projects in Tanzania, Guatemala, Belize and Indonesia.

Research interests

My research interests include:

  • Drivers of tropical deforestation
  • Solutions that reduce tropical forest loss and benefit rural communities 
  • Sustainable charcoal
  • Shifting cultivation
  • National and international policies relevant to tropical forests including REDD+
  • Academic – practitioner – policy-maker linkages in tropical forest conservation 

Research Institutes

  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science
  • Sustainability Research Institute


  • MSc Conservation, University College London
  • BA (Hons) Geography, University of Oxford