Prof Tim Benton brings key expertise to the new Hoffman Centre of Sustainable Resource Economy

Food@Leeds member Prof Tim Benton's contribution includes an interactive infographic on land-use challenges.

Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, has promoted the contribution of our Food@Leeds member and experienced UK Champion for Global Food Security, Prof Tim Benton, to the new Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy

An interactive land-use challenges infographic, put together by Prof Benton and Chatham House, in particular highlights Prof Benton’s knowledge on the land-bases interconnections between resources, and the challenges facing the multiple uses of land on a sustainable future.

The infographic explores the increasing pressures on our land from population growth and a rise in collective levels of consumption.

Prof Benton is Dean for Strategic Research Initiatives at the University of Leeds and a well-recognised researcher on Food Security, Population, Evolutionary and Conservation ecology.

With about 30 years of research experience and an h-index of 44, Prof Benton is author of more than 150 scientific articles, and has achieved more than 800k for successful research projects at the University of Leeds.

Prof Benton is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham Houseand also works as a Global Agenda Steward for the World Economic Forum.

From 2011 to 2016, Prof Benton has been UK Champion for Global Food Security, acting as ambassador and spokesperson for matters to do with food and food security, and coordinating work across this area between research councils and government departments.

For more information about Prof Tim Benton’s work and to explore the land-use challenges infographic, please visit the Hoffman Centre of Sustainable Resource Economy website.