Dr John Tzilivakis BSc MSc PhD PIEMA MIAP
Reader in Agricultural and Environmental Systems

Tel.: +44 (0)1707 285259

John has been a member of AERU staff since 1995. During that time he has been involved in numerous projects related to agriculture, the environment and sustainability in the UK and across Europe. His work has included the development and application of environmental assessment techniques and metrics; software applications, databases and websites; and knowledge transfer tools. His work often involves taking a holistic systems perspective and integrating environmental, economic and social assessments which is essential for developing sustainable agricultural and land management systems.


John has an BSc in Agroforestry from the University of Wales, Bangor, an MSc in Ecological Design from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, a PhD from the University of Hertfordshire, is an IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment) Practitioner, and is a Member of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers.

Previous employment

Before joining AERU in 1995 John was a Researcher at the World Resource Foundation now known as Residua. There he worked on projects related to sustainable waste management. These included the use of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in waste management and the public perception issues.

Current projects

Recently completed projects

Recent publications

  • Catulli, M., Reed, N., Tzilivakis, J. & Green, A. (2020). Extending the life of infant mobility products: Implementing a Product Service System. Report for Defra project ABR112 (Project EV0534)/ Re-engineering Business for Sustainability.
  • Tzilivakis, J., Green, A. & Catulli, M. (2020). Life Cycle Assessment: Conventional versus Product Service System approach to the provision of a child car seat (infant carrier): Re-Engineering Business for Sustainability (REBUS). Report for Defra project ABR112 (Project EV0534).
  • Catulli, M., Sopjani, L., Reed, N., Tzilivakis, J. & Green, A. (2020). A socio-technical experiment with a resource efficient product service system. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 199:105364. DOI.
  • Lewis, K.A. & Tzilivakis, J. (2019). Wild bee toxicity data for pesticide risk assessments. Data, 4(3): 98. DOI
  • Tzilivakis, J., Warner, D.J. & Holland, J.M. (2019). Developing practical techniques for quantitative assessment of ecosystem services on farmland. Ecological Indicators, 106: 105514. DOI

Dr. John Tzilivakis's extended publications list.

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University of Hertfordshire
University of Hertfordshire, 2020.