AERU AGRICULTURE & ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH UNIT
 

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

Email: j.tzilivakis@herts.ac.uk
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.

Qualifications

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

  • Mondière, A., Tzilivakis, J., Warner, D.J., van der Werf, H.M.G., Farruggia, A., Glinec, O. & Corson, M.S (2022). An improved indicator framework to assess and optimise ecosystem services provided by permanent grasslands. Ecological Indicators, 146, 109765. DOI.
  • Tzilivakis, J., Warner, D., Green, A., & Lewis, K.A. (2021). A broad-scale spatial analysis of the environmental benefits of fertiliser closed periods implemented under the Nitrates Directive in Europe. Journal of Environmental Management, 299: 113674. DOI.
  • Lewis, K., Rainford, J., Tzilivakis, J., & Garthwaite, D. (2021). Application of the Danish Pesticide Load Indicator to UK arable agriculture. J Environ Qual.: 1-13. DOI.
  • Tzilivakis, J., Green, A., Warner, D.J. & Lewis, K.A. (2020). Identification of approaches and measures in action programmes under Directive 91/676/EEC. Final report. Report prepared for Directorate-General Environment, European Commission, for project ENV.D.1/SER/2018/0017 by the Agriculture and Environment Research Unit (AERU), University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. [Download].
  • Tzilivakis, J., Green, A., Warner, D.J. & Lewis, K.A. (2020). Identification of approaches and measures in action programmes under Directive 91/676/EEC. Final report: Annex A: Comparison of implementation and environmental characterisation of NAP measures. Report prepared for Directorate-General Environment, European Commission, for project ENV.D.1/SER/2018/0017 by the Agriculture and Environment Research Unit (AERU), University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. [Download].

Dr. John Tzilivakis's extended publications list.

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