James Millington

James Millington

Department of Geography at King's College, London - Leverhulme early career research fellow


James is a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow based in the Department of Geography at King's College, London. He is a broadly trained geographer, landscape ecologist and environmental systems modeller with an interest in understanding how science and society can ensure the sustainability of environmental systems.

Previously, James was based in the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability at Michigan State University, USA. There he worked on the development of an ecological-economic model of a managed forest landscape to examine management and policy options for the managed forests of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

James received his PhD in Geography from King's College London in July 2007. Research initiated during his PhD examines the potential impact of spatially distributed land-use decision-making on ecological patterns and processes (wildfire and vegetation dynamics) in a traditional multifunctional Mediterranean landscape.

James also received an MSc in Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Management (with Distinction) and a BSc (Hons) in Geography (First class) from King's College, London. Work from his MSc dissertation was later published in the Proceeding of National Academy of Sciences

Research Interests:

landscape ecology, simulation modelling, land use change, forest management, wildfire, agent-based modelling

King's College London


Title Book/Journal Year
Eco-certification protocols as mechanisms to foster sustainable environmental practices in telecoupled systems Forest Policy and Economics 2019
Spillover systems in a telecoupled Anthropocene: typology, methods, and governance for global sustainability Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2018
Modelling for forest management synergies and trade-offs: Northern hardwood tree regeneration, timber and deer Ecological Modelling 2012
Participatory evaluation of agent-based land-use models Journal of Land Use Science 2011
Combined long-term effects of variable tree regeneration and timber management on forest songbirds and timber production Forest Ecology and Management 2011
Gap-, stand-, and landscape-scale factors contribute to poor sugar maple regeneration after timber harvest Forest Ecology and Management 2011
Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS): Approach, Challenges, and Strategies Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 2011
Mind, the Gap in Landscape-Evolution Modelling Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 2010
Effects of local and regional landscape characteristics on wildlife distribution across managed forests Forest Ecology and Management 2010
Modelling Mediterranean Landscape Succession-Disturbance Dynamics: A Landscape Fire-Succession Model Environmental Modelling & Software 2009
GIS Analysis of Spatial Patterns of Human-Caused Wildfire ignition risk in the SW of Madrid (Central Spain) Landscape Ecology 2008
An Agent-Based Model of Mediterranean Agricultural Land-Use/Cover Change forExamining Wildfire Risk Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 2008