Dr Michael Clark
Mike's research interests include the environmental, economic, and health impacts of food systems. He uses models to provide quantitative estimates on the current and projected impacts of the food system, as well as the potential benefits of changing the food system (e.g. by changing diets, or the rate at which yields increases).
Mike joined the Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention in August 2018, and is working on expanding the Centre's food system model to incorporate biodiversity and economic outcomes in collaboration with the Wellcome funded projected "Livestock, Environment and People", as well as with researchers from other departments across Oxford and international collaborators.
Mike holds a PhD in Natural Resources Science and Management from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, and studied biology and ecology at undergraduate level.
Climate change has likely already affected global food production.
Ray DK. et al, (2019), PloS one, 14
Options for keeping the food system within environmental limits.
Springmann M. et al, (2018), Nature, 562, 519 - 525
Feedlot diet for Americans that results from a misspecified optimization algorithm.
Springmann M. et al, (2018), Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 115, E1704 - E1705
Comparative analysis of environmental impacts of agricultural production systems, agricultural input efficiency, and food choice
Clark M. and Tilman D., (2017), Environmental Research Letters, 12, 064016 - 064016
Future threats to biodiversity and pathways to their prevention.
Tilman D. et al, (2017), Nature, 546, 73 - 81