Curriculum Vitae

Dr Emmeline Topp joined the working group of Social-Ecological Interactions in Agricultural Systems in September 2020. She holds a Bachelors degree in Geography and an Erasmus Mundus Masters’ degree in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management from the University of Copenhagen and the University of Padova. She completed her PhD in Agroecology at the University of Göttingen and Leuphana University Lüneburg on butterfly diversity and land management decision-making of a critically endangered South African ecosystem.

Research Specialisations

Her broad research interests include valuing nature, landscape ecology and biodiversity conservation. To date her research focuses on biodiversity in agricultural systems and the values and knowledge which influence decisions for land management. She is currently working in the ConServeTerra project, which seeks to increase the uptake of Conservation Agriculture principles among farmers in the Mediterranean region ( This includes determining the social and cultural factors driving farmers’ soil management practices, with the aim of improving regional agricultural resilience.


Publications and further information on ResearchGate and OrcID