Former research student
Murray’s PhD is on the quantification and valuation of forest carbon and forest biodiversity. The research draws on both the social and natural sciences and is funded by the NERC-ESRC. He is hosted at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Zoological Society of London.
Murray is supervised by Susana Mourato, Marcus Rowcliffe and Chris Carbone.
Murray studied for a BSc in Anthropology and Geography at University College London and La Sorbonne (Paris V, Rene Déscartes; ‘Mention Excellent’). He has an MSc from Imperial College London in Conservation Science (Distinction).
Prior to PhD research, he worked for the government of Gabon, undertaking research on forest carbon stocks, to help the country build its position in UNFCCC discussions over a potential international REDD+ mechanism. He has also worked in Indonesia, as a field researcher, placing camera traps for National Geographic. In addition, Murray made a natural history mystery film with Banyak Productions about a primate said to live in the mountain rainforests of Sumatra.
- Quantification and valuation of ecosystem services;
- Payments for ecosystem services;
- Institutional aspects of environmental policy implementation;
- Tropical forests, carbon emissions and biodiversity conservation;
- Remote sensing of the environment.