Delves, Jess

Research assistant

Profile
UNU Publications
Selected NON-UNU Publications
  • Jess Delves
    INSTITUTE:
    UNU-EHS
    OFFICE:
    Global Mountain Safeguard Research (GLOMOS)
    E-MAIL:
    delves@ehs.unu.edu
    PHONE:
    00393515540093
    NATIONALITY:
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Research Interests

    • Climate Change
    • Ecosystem Services
    • Pastoralism
    • Social-ecological systems
    • Socioeconomic vulnerability
    • Upland-lowland interactions

    Education

    • ​Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree - Dynamics of Cultural Landscapes and Heritage Management. 2019. Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (Paris, France); Université Jean Monnet (Saint-Etienne, France); Università Federico II (Naples, Italy); Istituto Politecnico de Tomar (Tomar, Portugal)
    • BA(Hons) French and Italian with study year abroad. 2015. University of Sussex (Brighton, UK)

    Biographical Statement

    Jess Delves is a Programme Associate at the Centre for Global Mountain Safeguard Research (GLOMOS), a joint endeavor of UNU-EHS and Eurac Research in South Tyrol, Italy. She gained her Bachelor’s in Modern Foreign Languages from the University of Sussex (UK) and completed an Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Cultural Landscapes and Heritage Management in 2019. This interdisciplinary curriculum provided both theoretical and practical training from university lecturers and practitioners, and was taught across four European universities in three countries (France, Portugal and Italy). Immediately before joining GLOMOS she wrote her Master’s thesis at the Institute for Regional Development at Eurac Research, while also contributing to projects on sustainable tourism and migrant integration in South Tyrol. Her current fields include upland-lowland interactions in water management, mountain pastoralism in common land settings and, socioeconomic vulnerability to natural hazard risk.

    Her main research focuses on the drivers and impacts of land degradation in the Maloti-Drakensberg mountains in South Africa and Lesotho. In particular, she is investigating the decision-making processes of grazing management in areas of common land and the institutions that govern these. This research falls within an ongoing scientific collaboration between GLOMOS and the Afromontane Research Unit of the University of the Free State (South Africa) and will directly contribute to the design and establishment of a Long Term Socio-Ecological Research (LTSER) site in the Maloti-Drakensberg.

  • Articles

  • Thesis

    • Les Maloti-Drakensberg : exploiter ou préserver ? Une exploration des relations entre les services écosystémiques, l’occupation du sol et les transformations socio-économiques dans les montagnes du Maloti-Drakensberg (Royaume de Lesotho/Afrique du Sud)