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Professor Jules Pretty

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor (R)
School of Biological Sciences
Professor Jules Pretty

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Biography

Jules Pretty is Professor of Environment and Society at the University of Essex. He was Head of the Department of Biological Sciences from 2004-2008, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Science & Engineering) from 2010-2012, then Deputy Vice-Chancellor from 2012. He joined the Department of Biological Sciences in 1997, having worked for ten years at the International Institute for Environment and Development, where he was director of their sustainable agriculture programme from 1989. Before that, he worked at Imperial College. At the University of Essex, he set up the Centre for Environment and Society, which links across a variety of departments and disciplines. His sole-authored books include The East Country (Cornell Univ Press, 2017), The Edge of Extinction (Cornell University Press, 2014), This Luminous Coast (2011, 2014), The Earth Only Endures (2007), Agri-Culture (2002), The Living Land (1998), and Regenerating Agriculture (1995). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal Society of Arts, Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, former Deputy-Chair of the governments Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment, and has served on advisory committees for BBSRC and the Royal Society. He was presenter of the 1999 BBC Radio 4 series Ploughing Eden, a contributor and writer for the 2001 BBC TV Correspondent programme The Magic Bean, and a panellist in 2007 for Radio 4s The Moral Maze. He was appointed A D White Professor-at-Large by Cornell University from 2001, and is Chief & Founding Editor of the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. He received an OBE in 2006 for services to sustainable agriculture, and an honorary degree from Ohio State University in 2009. Honorary Degree, Ohio State University (2009) Indian Ecological Society (1997): International Contributions to Sustainable & Ecological Agriculture Runner-up for the 2002 European Sicco Mansholt Prize for agricultural science Agri-Culture short-listed for 2004 World Hunger Year Harry Chapin Media Awards, USA (2004). This Luminous Coast, East Anglian nature book of the year (2011). This Luminous Coast, short-listed for Writers Guild non-fiction book of the year (2011). This Luminous Coast, winner New Angle Prize for Literature (2013). British Science Association Presidential Medal, Agriculture and Food Section (2015). Fellow Royal Society of Biology FRSB (2003- ) Fellow Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce FRSA (2004- ) Principal Fellow of Higher Education Academy (2017- ) External Adviser, Unilever Sustainable Agriculture Steering Group (1998-2006) Deputy Chair, UK Government Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment (ACRE) (1999-2009) A D White Professor-at-Large, Cornell University, USA (2001-2007) Working Group CGIAR Science Council (2002-03) & Selection Panel for Science Panel (2003-06) Member of UK governments GM Science Panel (2002-04) Member of English Natures Social & Econ Advisory Group (2003-06); Natural Englands Science Council (2007-11) Member of International Advisory Committee, China Agric. Univ, Beijing (2003-2007) Member of Faculty of Agricultural Sciences Advisory Council, Univ of British Colombia (2004-2006) Member of HEFCE 2008 RAE Sub-Panel 16 (2005-2008) Member of Swiss National Science Foundation Expert Panel NRP 59 (2006-11) Member of Lead Expert Group of UK Govt Office of Science Foresight Project Food & Farming Futures (2008-11) Member of Royal Society Biological Approaches to Improving Crop Production (2008-09) Chairman of Essex Rural Commission (2008-10) Member of Expert Panel for UK National Ecosystem Assessment (2009-11) Member of Royal Society commission People and the Planet (2010-2012) Member of BBSRC Strategy Advisory Board (2009-2011), member Food Security Strategy Advisory Panel (2011-15) Member of Swiss National Science Foundation Panel Green Economies (2014-15) Member of the Academy of Medical Sciences panel on Health of the Nation 2030 (2014-16) Chair, Kansas State University and USAID Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab (2015- ) Visiting Professor, University of Agricultural Sciences, Vienna (1999) A D White Professor-at-Large, Cornell University, USA (2001-2007) Nat C Robertson Visiting Professor, Emory University, Atlanta (2007) Vice President, Suffolk ACRE (2009 - ) Vice President, Essex Wildlife Trust (2009 - ) Vice President, Rural Community Council of Essex (2010 - ) Chairman of Essex Rural Commission (2008- ) Member of Lead Expert Group of UK Governments Foresight Global Food and Farming Futures Project (2008-2010) Member of BBSRCs Strategy Board (2009- ) Member of Royal Society working group on Biological Approaches to Improving Crop Production (2008-09) Member of Expert Panel for UK National Ecosystem Assessment (2009- ) Former Deputy-Chair of the governments Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment (ACRE) (1999-2009) Former A D White Professor-at-Large by Cornell University (2001-2007) Fellow of the Society of Biology and the Royal Society for Arts Chief editor of the International Journal for Agricultural Sustainability 2009 awarded an Honorary Degree by Ohio State University; 1997 award from Indian Ecological Society for International Contributions to Sustainable and Ecological Agriculture Vice-president of Suffolk-ACRE and Essex Wildllife Trust Has served on government advisory committees for DEFRA, DFID, the Cabinet Office and DTI A regular speaker, contributor to media, and presenter of the 1999 BBC Radio 4 series Ploughing Eden and contributor and writer for the 2001 BBC TV Correspondent programme The Magic Bean Member of HEFCE 2008 RAE Sub-Panel 16 Member of English Nature's Social and Economic Advisory Group (2003- ) Awarded OBE (2006) for services to sustainable agriculture in UK and Overseas

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Connections to nature and place

Agricultural sustainability/sustainable intensification

Green exercise, green minds & health benefits of nature

Social capital and natural resources

Biodiversity and ecoliteracy

Teaching and supervision

  • The World in Question: the Social, Political and Psychological Legacies of the Enlightenment (CS201)

Publications

Journal articles (144)

Sutherland, WJ., Butchart, SHM., Connor, B., Culshaw, C., Dicks, LV., Dinsdale, J., Doran, H., Entwistle, AC., Fleishman, E., Gibbons, DW., Jiang, Z., Keim, B., Roux, XL., Lickorish, FA., Markillie, P., Monk, KA., Mortimer, D., Pearce-Higgins, JW., Peck, LS., Pretty, J., Seymour, CL., Spalding, MD., Tonneijck, FH. and Gleave, RA., (2018). A 2018 Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for Global Conservation and Biological Diversity. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 33 (1), 47-58

Pretty, J., Benton, TG., Bharucha, ZP., Dicks, LV., Flora, CB., Godfray, HCJ., Goulson, D., Hartley, SE., Lampkin, N., Morris, C., Pierzynski, G., Prasad, PVV., Reganold, J., Rockstrom, J., Smith, P., Thorne, P. and Wratten, S., (2018). Global Assessment of Agricultural System Redesign for Sustainable Intensification. Nature Sustainability. 1 (8), 441-446

Pretty, J., (2018). Intensification for redesigned and sustainable agricultural systems. Science. 362 (6417), eaav0294-eaav0294

Sutherland, WJ., Barnard, P., Broad, S., Clout, M., Connor, B., Côté, IM., Dicks, LV., Doran, H., Entwistle, AC., Fleishman, E., Fox, M., Gaston, KJ., Gibbons, DW., Jiang, Z., Keim, B., Lickorish, FA., Markillie, P., Monk, KA., Pearce-Higgins, JW., Peck, LS., Pretty, J., Spalding, MD., Tonneijck, FH., Wintle, BC. and Ockendon, N., (2017). A 2017 Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for Global Conservation and Biological Diversity. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 32 (1), 31-40

Pretty, JN., Rogerson, M. and Barton, JL., (2017). Green Mind Theory: How Brain-Body-Behaviour Links into Natural and Social Environments for Healthy Habits. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 14 (7), 706-706

Dudley, N., Attwood, SJ., Goulson, D., Jarvis, D., Bharucha, ZP. and Pretty, J., (2017). How should conservationists respond to pesticides as a driver of biodiversity loss in agroecosystems?. Biological Conservation. 209, 449-453

Sutherland, WJ., Broad, S., Caine, J., Clout, M., Dicks, LV., Doran, H., Entwistle, AC., Fleishman, E., Gibbons, DW., Keim, B., LeAnstey, B., Lickorish, FA., Markillie, P., Monk, KA., Mortimer, D., Ockendon, N., Pearce-Higgins, JW., Peck, LS., Pretty, J., Rockström, J., Spalding, MD., Tonneijck, FH., Wintle, BC. and Wright, KE., (2016). A Horizon Scan of Global Conservation Issues for 2016. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 31 (1), 44-53

Nath, TK., Jashimuddin, M., Kamrul Hasan, M., Shahjahan, M. and Pretty, J., (2016). The sustainable intensification of agroforestry in shifting cultivation areas of Bangladesh. Agroforestry Systems. 90 (3), 405-416

Pretty, J., Barton, J., Pervez Bharucha, Z., Bragg, R., Pencheon, D., Wood, C. and Depledge, MH., (2016). Improving health and well-being independently of GDP: Dividends of greener and prosocial economies. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 26 (1), 11-36

Li, H., He, J., Bharucha, ZP., Lal, R. and Pretty, J., (2016). Improving China’s food and environmental security with conservation agriculture †. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. 14 (4), 377-391

Wood, CJ., Pretty, J. and Griffin, M., (2016). A case–control study of the health and well-being benefits of allotment gardening. Journal of Public Health. 38 (3), e336-e344

Barton, J., Bragg, R., Pretty, J., Roberts, J. and Wood, C., (2016). The Wilderness Expedition. Journal of Experiential Education. 39 (1), 59-72

Pretty, JN., (2016). Mainstreaming ecosystem services into future farming. Solutions Journal. Mar-Apr, 40-47

Barton, JL., Bragg, R., Pretty, JN., Roberts, J. and Wood, C., (2016). The Wilderness Expedition: an effective life course intervention to improve young people?s wellbeing and connectedness to nature. Journal of Experiential Education. 39 (1), 59-72

Sandhu, H., Wratten, S., Costanza, R., Pretty, J., Porter, JR. and Reganold, J., (2015). Significance and value of non-traded ecosystem services on farmland. PeerJ. 3 (2), e762-e762

Barton, J., Sandercock, G., Pretty, J. and Wood, C., (2015). The effect of playground-and nature-based playtime interventions on physical activity and self-esteem in UK school children. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 25 (2), 196-206

Sutherland, WJ., Clout, M., Depledge, M., Dicks, LV., Dinsdale, J., Entwistle, AC., Fleishman, E., Gibbons, DW., Keim, B., Lickorish, FA., Monk, KA., Ockendon, N., Peck, LS., Pretty, J., Rockström, J., Spalding, MD., Tonneijck, FH. and Wintle, BC., (2015). A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2015. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 30 (1), 17-24

Pretty, J. and Bharucha, Z., (2015). Integrated Pest Management for Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture in Asia and Africa. Insects. 6 (1), 152-182

Sandhu, H., Wratten, S., Costanza, R., Pretty, JN., Porter, JR. and Reganold, J., (2015). Significance and value of non-traded ecosystem services on farmland. PeerJ. 3, creators-Pretty=3AJules_N=3A=3A

Brown, DK., Barton, JL., Pretty, J. and Gladwell, VF., (2014). Walks4Work: Assessing the role of the natural environment in a workplace physical activity intervention. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health. 40 (4), 390-399

Sutherland, WJ., Aveling, R., Brooks, TM., Clout, M., Dicks, LV., Fellman, L., Fleishman, E., Gibbons, DW., Keim, B., Lickorish, F., Monk, KA., Mortimer, D., Peck, LS., Pretty, J., Rockström, J., Rodríguez, JP., Smith, RK., Spalding, MD., Tonneijck, FH. and Watkinson, AR., (2014). A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2014. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 29 (1), 15-22

Pretty, J. and Bharucha, ZP., (2014). Sustainable intensification in agricultural systems. Annals of Botany. 114 (8), 1571-1596

Bharucha, ZP., Smith, D. and Pretty, J., (2014). All Paths Lead to Rain: Explaining why Watershed Development in India Does Not Alleviate the Experience of Water Scarcity. The Journal of Development Studies. 50 (9), 1209-1225

Pretty, JN., (2014). The spread of Conservation Agriculture: policy and institutional support for adoption and uptake. Field Actions Science Reports

Reed, K., Wood, C., Barton, J., Pretty, JN., Cohen, D. and Sandercock, GRH., (2013). A Repeated Measures Experiment of Green Exercise to Improve Self-Esteem in UK School Children. PLoS ONE. 8 (7), e69176-e69176

Pretty, J., (2013). The Consumption of a Finite Planet: Well-Being, Convergence, Divergence and the Nascent Green Economy. Environmental and Resource Economics. 55 (4), 475-499

Wood, C., Angus, C., Pretty, J., Sandercock, G. and Barton, J., (2013). A randomised control trial of physical activity in a perceived environment on self-esteem and mood in UK adolescents. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 23 (4), 311-320

Reed, KE., Wood, C., Pretty, JN., Cohen, D., Barton, JL. and Sandercock, G., (2013). A Repeated Measures Experiment of Green Exercise to Improve Self-Esteem in UK School Children.. PloS One. 8 (7), creators-Sandercock=3AGavin=3A=3A

Barton, J., Griffin, M. and Pretty, J., (2012). Exercise-, nature- and socially interactive-based initiatives improve mood and self-esteem in the clinical population. Perspectives in Public Health. 132 (2), 89-96

Gladwell, VF., Brown, DK., Barton, JL., Tarvainen, MP., Kuoppa, P., Pretty, J., Suddaby, JM. and Sandercock, GRH., (2012). The effects of views of nature on autonomic control. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 112 (9), 3379-3386

Brown, DK., Barton, JL., Pretty, J. and Gladwell, VF., (2012). Walks4work: Rationale and study design to investigate walking at lunchtime in the workplace setting. BMC Public Health. 12 (1), 550-

Thomson, AJ., Giannopoulos, G., Pretty, J., Baggs, EM. and Richardson, DJ., (2012). Biological sources and sinks of nitrous oxide and strategies to mitigate emissions. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 367 (1593), 1157-1168

Fortmann, L., (2012). Sustainable Intensification: Increasing Productivity in African Food and Agricultural Systems. Edited by J. Pretty, C. Toulmin and S. Williams. Oxford, UK: Earthscan (2011), pp. 289, £65.05. ISBN 978-1-8497-1332-0.. Experimental Agriculture. 48 (01), 153-153

Brown, DK., Barton, JL., Pretty, JN. and Gladwell, V., (2012). Walks4work: Rationale and study design to investigate walking at lunchtime in the workplace setting. BMC Public Health. 12 (1), creators-Gladwell=3AValerie=3A=3A

Ogunleye, AA., Voss, C., Barton, JL., Pretty, JN. and Sandercock, GRH., (2011). Contrasting physical activity patterns in children and adolescents living in differing environments in the UK. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 39 (7), 696-703

Cullen-Unsworth, LC., Pretty, J. and Smith, DJ., (2011). Developing community-derived indicators of economic status in the coral triangle: A management support tool. Ocean & Coastal Management. 54 (6), 446-454

Sutherland, WJ., Fleishman, E., Mascia, MB., Pretty, J. and Rudd, MA., (2011). Methods for collaboratively identifying research priorities and emerging issues in science and policy. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 2 (3), 238-247

Godfray, HCJ., Pretty, J., Thomas, SM., Warham, EJ. and Beddington, JR., (2011). Linking Policy on Climate and Food. Science. 331 (6020), 1013-1014

Sutherland, WJ., Bardsley, S., Bennun, L., Clout, M., Côté, IM., Depledge, MH., Dicks, LV., Dobson, AP., Fellman, L. and Fleishman, E., (2011). Horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2011. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 26 (1), 10-16

Pretty, J., (2011). Editorial: Sustainable intensification in Africa. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. 9 (1), 3-4

Pretty, J., Toulmin, C. and Williams, S., (2011). Sustainable intensification in African agriculture. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. 9 (1), 5-24

PRETTY, JULES., (2011). Interdisciplinary progress in approaches to address social-ecological and ecocultural systems. Environmental Conservation. 38 (02), 127-139

Pretty, JN., (2011). Interdisciplinary progress in approaches to address social-ecological and ecocultural systems. Environmental Conservation. 38 (2, SI), 127-139

Unsworth, RKF., Cullen, LC., Pretty, JN., Smith, DJ. and Bell, JJ., (2010). Economic and subsistence values of the standing stocks of seagrass fisheries: Potential benefits of no-fishing marine protected area management. Ocean & Coastal Management. 53 (5-6), 218-224

Farage, P., Ball, AS., McGenity, TJ., Whitby, C. and Pretty, J., (2010). Reply to Comment on: 'Burning management and carbon sequestration of upland heather moorland in the UK'. Soil Research. 48 (1), 104-104

Bunting, SW., Pretty, J. and Edwards, P., (2010). Wastewater-fed aquaculture in the East Kolkata Wetlands, India: anachronism or archetype for resilient ecocultures?. Reviews in Aquaculture. 2 (3), 138-153

Sutherland, WJ., Clout, M., Côté, IM., Daszak, P., Depledge, MH., Fellman, L., Fleishman, E., Garthwaite, R., Gibbons, DW., De Lurio, J., Impey, AJ., Lickorish, F., Lindenmayer, D., Madgwick, J., Margerison, C., Maynard, T., Peck, LS., Pretty, J., Prior, S., Redford, KH., Scharlemann, JPW., Spalding, M. and Watkinson, AR., (2010). A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2010. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 25 (1), 1-7

Barton, J. and Pretty, J., (2010). What is the Best Dose of Nature and Green Exercise for Improving Mental Health? A Multi-Study Analysis. Environmental Science & Technology. 44 (10), 3947-3955

Singh, RK., Pretty, J. and Pilgrim, S., (2010). Traditional knowledge and biocultural diversity: learning from tribal communities for sustainable development in northeast India. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 53 (4), 511-533

Pretty, J., Sutherland, WJ., Ashby, J., Auburn, J., Baulcombe, D., Bell, M., Bentley, J., Bickersteth, S., Brown, K., Burke, J., Campbell, H., Chen, K., Crowley, E., Crute, I., Dobbelaere, D., Edwards-Jones, G., Funes-Monzote, F., Godfray, HCJ., Griffon, M., Gypmantisiri, P., Haddad, L., Halavatau, S., Herren, H., Holderness, M., Izac, A-M., Jones, M., Koohafkan, P., Lal, R., Lang, T., McNeely, J., Mueller, A., Nisbett, N., Noble, A., Pingali, P., Pinto, Y., Rabbinge, R., Ravindranath, NH., Rola, A., Roling, N., Sage, C., Settle, W., Sha, JM., Shiming, L., Simons, T., Smith, P., Strzepeck, K., Swaine, H., Terry, E., Tomich, TP., Toulmin, C., Trigo, E., Twomlow, S., Vis, JK., Wilson, J. and Pilgrim, S., (2010). The top 100 questions of importance to the future of global agriculture. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. 8 (4), 219-236

Bharucha, Z. and Pretty, J., (2010). The roles and values of wild foods in agricultural systems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 365 (1554), 2913-2926

Godfray, HCJ., Crute, IR., Haddad, L., Lawrence, D., Muir, JF., Nisbett, N., Pretty, J., Robinson, S., Toulmin, C. and Whiteley, R., (2010). The future of the global food system. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 365 (1554), 2769-2777

Godfray, HCJ., Beddington, JR., Crute, IR., Haddad, L., Lawrence, D., Muir, JF., Pretty, J., Robinson, S., Thomas, SM. and Toulmin, C., (2010). Food Security: The Challenge of Feeding 9 Billion People. Science. 327 (5967), 812-818

Pretty, J., (2010). Global agriculture has to change. Appropriate Technology. 37 (2), 38-39

Pretty, JN., (2010). Formation and function of social capital for forest resource management and the improved livelihoods of indigenous people in Bangladesh. Journal of Rural and Community Development. 5 (3), 104-122

Farage, P., Ball, AS., McGenity, TJ., Whitby, C. and Pretty, JN., (2010). Reply to Comment on: `Burning management and carbon sequestration of upland heather moorland in the UK'. Australian Journal Of Soil Research. 48 (1), creators-McGenity=3ATerry_J=3A=3A

Farage, P., Ball, A., McGenity, TJ., Whitby, C. and Pretty, J., (2009). Burning management and carbon sequestration of upland heather moorland in the UK. Soil Research. 47 (4), 351-351

Kassam, A., Friedrich, T., Shaxson, F. and Pretty, J., (2009). The spread of Conservation Agriculture: justification, sustainability and uptake. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. 7 (4), 292-320

Stobbelaar, DJ., Groot, JCJ., Bishop, C., Hall, J. and Pretty, J., (2009). Internalization of agri-environmental policies and the role of institutions. Journal of Environmental Management. 90 (SUPPL. 2), S175-S184

Pretty, J., (2009). Can Ecological Agriculture Feed Nine Billion People?. Monthly Review. 61 (6), 46-46

Barton, J., Hine, R. and Pretty, J., (2009). The health benefits of walking in greenspaces of high natural and heritage value. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences. 6 (4), 261-278

Pilgrim, S., Pretty, J., Adams, B., Berkes, F., de Athayde, SF., Dudley, N., Hunn, E., Maffi, L., Milton, K., Rapport, D., Robbins, P., Sterling, E., Stolton, S., Tsing, A. and Vintinnerk, E., (2009). The Intersections of Biological Diversity and Cultural Diversity: Towards Integration. Conservation and Society. 7 (2), 100-100

Pilgrim, S., Pretty, JN., Adams, B., Berkes, F., de Athayde, SF., Dudley, N., Hunn, E., Maffi, L., Milton, K., Rapport, D., Robbins, P., Sterling, E., Stolton, S., Tsing, A. and Vintinnerk, E., (2009). The Intersections of Biological Diversity and Cultural Diversity: Towards Integration. Conservation and Society. 7 (2), creators-Pretty=3AJules_N=3A=3A

Pilgrim, SE., Cullen, LC., Smith, DJ. and Pretty, J., (2008). Ecological Knowledge is Lost in Wealthier Communities and Countries. Environmental Science & Technology. 42 (4), 1004-1009

Williamson, S., Ball, A. and Pretty, J., (2008). Trends in pesticide use and drivers for safer pest management in four African countries. Crop Protection. 27 (10), 1327-1334

Pretty, J., Smith, G., Goulding, KWT., Groves, SJ., Henderson, I., Hine, RE., King, V., van Oostrum, J., Pendlington, DJ., Vis, JK. and Walter, C., (2008). Multi-year assessment of Unilever's progress towards agricultural sustainability II: outcomes for peas (UK), spinach (Germany, Italy), tomatoes (Australia, Brazil, Greece, USA), tea (Kenya, Tanzania, India) and oil palm (Ghana). International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. 6 (1), 63-88

Pretty, J., Smith, G., Goulding, KWT., Groves, SJ., Henderson, I., Hine, RE., King, V., van Oostrum, J., Pendlington, DJ., Vis, JK. and Walter, C., (2008). Multi-year assessment of Unilever's progress towards agricultural sustainability I: indicators, methodology and pilot farm results. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. 6 (1), 37-62

Pollock, C., Pretty, J., Crute, I., Leaver, C. and Dalton, H., (2008). Introduction. Sustainable agriculture II. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 363 (1492), 683-683

Pollock, C., Pretty, J., Crute, I., Leaver, C. and Dalton, H., (2008). Introduction. Sustainable agriculture. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 363 (1491), 445-446

Sutherland, WJ., Bailey, MJ., Bainbridge, IP., Brereton, T., Dick, JTA., Drewitt, J., Dulvy, NK., Dusic, NR., Freckleton, RP., Gaston, KJ., Gilder, PM., Green, RE., Heathwaite, AL., Johnson, SM., Macdonald, DW., Mitchell, R., Osborn, D., Owen, RP., Pretty, J., Prior, SV., Prosser, H., Pullin, AS., Rose, P., Stott, A., Tew, T., Thomas, CD., Thompson, DBA., Vickery, JA., Walker, M., Walmsley, C., Warrington, S., Watkinson, AR., Williams, RJ., Woodroffe, R. and Woodroof, HJ., (2008). PRIORITY CONTRIBUTION: Future novel threats and opportunities facing UK biodiversity identified by horizon scanning. Journal of Applied Ecology. 45 (3), 821-833

Dobbs, TL. and Pretty, J., (2008). Case study of agri-environmental payments: The United Kingdom. Ecological Economics. 65 (4), 765-775

Pretty, J., (2008). Agricultural sustainability: concepts, principles and evidence. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 363 (1491), 447-465

Hine, R., Peacock, J. and Pretty, J., (2008). Care farming in the UK: Contexts, benefits and links with therapeutic communities. Therapeutic Communities. 29 (3), 245-260

Pretty, J., (2008). Wild walking on the east coast. Ecos. 29 (1), 61-67

Hine, R., Peacock, J. and Pretty, J., (2008). Working the land.. Mental health today (Brighton, England), 23-26

Pretty, JN., (2008). Then and now: Norfolk farmers’ changing relationships and linkages with government agencies during transformations in land management. Journal of Farm Management. 13 (6), 393-418

FARAGE, P., ARDO, J., OLSSON, L., RIENZI, E., BALL, A. and PRETTY, J., (2007). The potential for soil carbon sequestration in three tropical dryland farming systems of Africa and Latin America: A modelling approach. Soil and Tillage Research. 94 (2), 457-472

Pretty, J., Peacock, J., Hine, R., Sellens, M., South, N. and Griffin, M., (2007). Green exercise in the UK countryside: Effects on health and psychological well-being, and implications for policy and planning. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 50 (2), 211-231

Pretty, J., Hine, RE., Morison, JIL., Noble, AD., Bossio, D., Dixon, J. and de Vries, FWTP., (2007). Response to Comment on “Resource-Conserving Agriculture Increases Yields in Developing Countries”. Environmental Science & Technology. 41 (3), 1056-1057

Pilgrim, S., Smith, D. and Pretty, J., (2007). A CROSS-REGIONAL ASSESSMENT OF THE FACTORS AFFECTING ECOLITERACY: IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY AND PRACTICE. Ecological Applications. 17 (6), 1742-1751

Cullen, LC., Pretty, J., Smith, D. and Pilgrim, SE., (2007). Links between local ecological knowledge and wealth in indigenous communities of Indonesia: Implications for conservation of marine resources. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. 2 (1), 289-299

Pretty, JN., (2007). Resource-conserving agriculture works, despite the scepticism. Environmental Science and Technology. 40 (4), 1114-1119

Pretty, JN., (2007). Hidden harvest or hidden revenue. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. 6 (1), 150-159

Pretty, JN., Noble, AD., Bossio, D., Dixon, J., Hine, RE., Penning de Vries, FWT. and Morison, JIL., (2006). Resource-Conserving Agriculture Increases Yields in Developing Countries. Environmental Science & Technology. 40 (4), 1114-1119

Samson, C. and Pretty, J., (2006). Environmental and health benefits of hunting lifestyles and diets for the Innu of Labrador. Food Policy. 31 (6), 528-553

PRETTY, JULES., (2006). Physical activity in modern society: is there also an environmental benefit?. Environmental Conservation. 33 (02), 87-88

May, A., Hall, J. and Pretty, J., (2006). Managed retreat in Essex: Rewilding the coast at Abbots Hall. Ecos. 27 (3-4), 36-43

Pretty, J., Hine, R. and Peacock, J., (2006). Green exercise: The benefits of activities in green places. Biologist. 53 (3), 143-148

Pretty, J., Ashby, J., Bell, M., Lee, H., Sage, C., Toulmin, C., Twomlow, S. and Uphoff, N., (2006). Editorial. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. 4 (1), 1-1

Ashby, J. and Pretty, J., (2006). COMMENTARY: Participatory research for sustainable agricultural research and development. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. 4 (2), 97-98

Pretty, J., Peacock, J., Sellens, M. and Griffin, M., (2005). The mental and physical health outcomes of green exercise. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 15 (5), 319-337

Pretty, JN., Ball, AS., Lang, T. and Morison, JIL., (2005). Farm costs and food miles: An assessment of the full cost of the UK weekly food basket. Food Policy. 30 (1), 1-19

Bossio, DA., Girvan, MS., Verchot, L., Bullimore, J., Borelli, T., Albrecht, A., Scow, KM., Ball, AS., Pretty, JN. and Osborn, AM., (2005). Soil Microbial Community Response to Land Use Change in an Agricultural Landscape of Western Kenya. Microbial Ecology. 49 (1), 50-62

Westermann, O., Ashby, J. and Pretty, J., (2005). Gender and social capital: The importance of gender differences for the maturity and effectiveness of natural resource management groups. World Development. 33 (11), 1783-1799

Thorn, J. and Pretty, J., (2005). Truckloads of tuck [3] (multiple letter). New Scientist. 185 (2493), 28-

Morison, J., Hine, R. and Pretty, J., (2005). Survey and Analysis of Labour on Organic Farms in the UK and Republic of Ireland. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. 3 (1), 24-43

Pretty, JN., (2005). Sustainability in agriculture: recent progress and emergent challenges. Issues in Environmental Science and Technology. 21, 1-15

Pretty, J., Farage, P. and Ball, A., (2005). Economic constraints to the adoption of carbon farming. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF SOIL SCIENCE. 85 (4), 541-547

Girvan, MS., Bullimore, J., Ball, AS., Pretty, JN. and Osborn, AM., (2004). Responses of Active Bacterial and Fungal Communities in Soils under Winter Wheat to Different Fertilizer and Pesticide Regimens. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 70 (5), 2692-2701

Dobbs, TL. and Pretty, JN., (2004). Agri-Environmental Stewardship Schemes and "Multifunctionality". Review of Agricultural Economics. 26 (2), 220-237

Wu, B. and Pretty, J., (2004). Social connectedness in marginal rural China: The case of farmer innovation circles in Zhidan, north Shaanxi. Agriculture and Human Values. 21 (1), 81-92

PRETTY, JULES. and SMITH, DAVID., (2004). Social Capital in Biodiversity Conservation and Management. Conservation Biology. 18 (3), 631-638

Pretty, J., (2004). We are what we eat. New Scientist. 184 (2468), 44-47

Pretty, J., (2004). How nature contributes to mental and physical health. Spirituality and Health International. 5 (2), 68-78

Pretty, JN., Mason, CF., Nedwell, DB., Hine, RE., Leaf, S. and Dils, R., (2003). Environmental Costs of Freshwater Eutrophication in England and Wales. Environmental Science & Technology. 37 (2), 201-208

Stephens, PA., Pretty, JN. and Sutherland, WJ., (2003). Agriculture, transport policy and landscape heterogeneity. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 18 (11), 555-556

Pretty, JN., Morison, JIL. and Hine, RE., (2003). Reducing food poverty by increasing agricultural sustainability in developing countries. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 95 (1), 217-234

Girvan, MS., Bullimore, J., Pretty, JN., Osborn, AM. and Ball, AS., (2003). Soil Type Is the Primary Determinant of the Composition of the Total and Active Bacterial Communities in Arable Soils. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 69 (3), 1800-1809

Pretty, J., Griffin, M. and Sellens, M., (2003). Is nature good for you?. Ecos. 24 (3-4), 2-9

Ward, H., Norval, A., Landman, T. and Pretty, J., (2003). Open Citizens' Juries and the Politics of Sustainability. Political Studies. 51 (2), 282-299

Pretty, J., (2003). Social Capital and the Collective Management of Resources. Science. 302 (5652), 1912-1914

Pretty, J., (2003). Agroecology in Developing Countries: The Promise of a Sustainable Harvest. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development. 45 (9), 8-20

Pretty, J., (2003). The Externalities and Multifunctionality of Agriculture. EuroChoices. 2 (3), 40-45

Pretty, JN., (2003). The environmental damage costs of eutrophication of fresh waters in England and Wales. Environmental Science and Technology. 37 (2), 201-208

Pretty, J., Ashby, J., Ball, A., Morison, J. and Uphoff, N., (2003). Editorial. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. 1 (1), 1-2

Pretty, JN., Ball, AS., Xiaoyun, L. and Ravindranath, NH., (2002). The role of sustainable agriculture and renewable-resource management in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and increasing sinks in China and India. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 360 (1797), 1741-1761

Renwick, A., Ball, AS. and Pretty, JN., (2002). Economic, biological and policy constraints on the adoption of carbon farming in temperate regions. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 360 (1797), 1721-1740

Niles, JO., Brown, S., Pretty, J., Ball, AS. and Fay, J., (2002). Potential carbon mitigation and income in developing countries from changes in use and management of agricultural and forest lands. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 360 (1797), 1621-1639

Pretty, J. and Ward, H., (2001). Social Capital and the Environment. World Development. 29 (2), 209-227

Pretty, J., (2001). The rapid emergence of genetic modification in world agriculture: Contested risks and benefits. Environmental Conservation. 28 (3), 248-262

Pretty, J. and Hine, R., (2001). Sustainable agriculture delivers real results. Appropriate Technology. 28 (2), 24-27

Pretty, J., (2001). The rapid emergence of genetic modification in world agriculture: contested risks and benefits. Environmental Conservation. 28 (03)

Pretty, JN., (2001). Policy reforms and the external costs of agriculture. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 44 (2), 263-283

Pretty, JN., Brett, C., Gee, D., Hine, RE., Mason, CF., Morison, JIL., Raven, H., Rayment, MD. and van der Bijl, G., (2000). An assessment of the total external costs of UK agriculture. Agricultural Systems. 65 (2), 113-136

Pretty, J. and Hine, R., (2000). The promising spread of sustainable agriculture in Asia. Natural Resources Forum. 24 (2), 107-121

Pretty, J., (2000). Towards sustainable food and farming systems in industrialised countries. International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology. 1 (1), 77-77

Pretty, J., (1999). Can sustainable agriculture feed africa? New evidence on progress, processes and impacts. Environment, Development and Sustainability. 1 (3-4), 253-274

Pretty, JN., (1997). The sustainable intensification of agriculture. Natural Resources Forum. 21 (4), 247-256

PRETTY, JN. and SHAH, P., (1997). MAKING SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION SUSTAINABLE: FROM COERCION AND CONTROL TO PARTNERSHIPS AND PARTICIPATION. Land Degradation & Development. 8 (1), 39-58

Pretty, JN., (1997). Sustainable Agriculture, People and the Resource Base: Impacts on Food Production. Forum for Development Studies. 24 (1), 7-32

Thompson, J. and Pretty, JN., (1996). Sustainability indicators and soil conservation: A participatory impact study and self-evaluation of the Catchment Approach of the Ministry of Agriculture, Kenya. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 51 (4), 265-273

Pretty, JN., (1996). Could sustainable agriculture feed the world?. Biologist. 43 (3), 130-133

Thompson, J. and Pretty, JN., (1996). Sustainability indicators and soil conservation: The catchment approach in Kenya. JOURNAL OF SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION. 51 (4), 265-273

Pretty, JN., (1995). Participatory learning for sustainable agriculture. World Development. 23 (8), 1247-1263

Pretty, JN. and Pimbert, MP., (1995). Beyond conservation ideology and the wilderness. Natural Resources Forum. 19 (1), 5-14

Pimbert, MP. and Pretty, JN., (1995). Parks, people and professionals: putting "participation' into protected area management. Discussion Paper - United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. 57

Pretty, JN., Thompson, J. and Kiara, JK., (1995). Agricultural regeneration in Kenya: The catchment approach to soil and water conservation. Ambio. 24 (1), 7-15

Pretty, JN., (1994). Alternative Systems of Inquiry for a Sustainable Agriculture. IDS Bulletin. 25 (2), 37-49

Pretty, JN. and Chambers, R., (1993). Towards a learning paradigm: new professionalism and institutions for agriculture. IDS Discussion Paper. 334

Pretty, JN. and Guijt, I., (1992). Primary environmental care: an alternative paradigm for development assistance. Environment and Urbanization. 4 (1), 22-36

Pretty, JN., (1991). Farmers' extension practice and technology adaptation: Agricultural revolution in 17–19th century Britain. Agriculture and Human Values. 8 (1-2), 132-148

Scoones, I. and Pretty, J., (1990). Rapid rural appraisal for economics: exploring incentives to tree management in Sudan. Agroforestry for sustainable production, 147-184

Pretty, JN., (1990). Sustainable agriculture in the Middle Ages: the English manor. Agricultural History Review. 38 (1), 1-19

Conway, GR. and Pretty, JN., (1988). Fertilizer risks in the developing countries. Nature. 334 (6179), 207-208

Books (18)

Pretty, J., (2017). The East Country Almanac Tales of Valley and Shore. Comstock Publishing Associates. 150170933X. 9781501709333

Barton, JL., Bragg, R., Wood, C. and Pretty, JN., (2016). Green Exercise Linking Nature, Health and Well-being. Routledge. 9781138807648

Boehm, S., Bharucha, ZP. and Pretty, JN., (2015). Ecocultures: Blueprints for Sustainable Communities. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. 978-0-415-81285-6

Pretty, J., (2014). The Edge of Extinction Travels with Enduring People in Vanishing Lands. Cornell University Press. 0801455030. 9780801455032

Pretty, J., (2014). This Luminous Coast Walking England’s Eastern Edge. Cornell University Press. 0801455316. 9780801455315

Singh, RK., Turner, N., Reyes-Garcia, V. and Pretty, JN., (2014). Social-Ecological Diversity and Traditional Food Systems. New India Publishing Agency. 9789383305360

Pretty, J., (2013). Agri-Culture "Reconnecting People, Land and Nature". Taylor & Francis. 1136572112. 9781136572111

Conway, GR. and Pretty, JN., (2013). Unwelcome Harvest Agriculture and Pollution. Routledge. 113406358X. 9781134063581

Pretty, J., (2012). The Earth Only Endures. Routledge. 1849772967. 9781849772969

Pilgrim, S., (2010). Nature and Culture. Routledge. 9781849776455

Pilgrim, S. and Pretty, JN., (2010). Nature and culture: rebuilding lost connections. Earthscan. 9781844078219

Pretty, JN., (2008). Sustainable Agriculture and Food. Earthscan

Pretty, J., Ball, A., Benton, T., Guivant, J., Lee, DR., Orr, D., Pfeffer, M. and Ward, PH., (2007). The SAGE Handbook of Environment and Society. SAGE. 1446250083. 9781446250082

Pretty, JN., Sellens, MH., South, N. and Wilson, M., (2006). Guide to a healthy planet. University of Essex. 1904059422

Pretty, JN., (2005). The Earthscan Reader in Sustainable Agriculture. Earthscan. 1844072355. 9781844072354

(2004). The Pesticide Detox. Routledge. 9781844071418

Pretty, J., (1999). The Living Land Agriculture, Food and Community Regeneration in the 21st Century. Earthscan. 185383517X. 9781853835179

Pretty, JN., (1995). Regenerating Agriculture Policies and Practice for Sustainability and Self-reliance. Earthscan. 1853832278. 9781853832277

Book chapters (18)

Pretty, JN. and Barton, JL., (2016). The Benefits of Greener and Healthier Economies. In: Green Exercise Linking Nature, Health and Well-being. Editors: Barton, JL., Bragg, R., Wood, C. and Pretty, JN., . Routledge. 9781138807648

Wood, C., Bragg, R. and Pretty, JN., (2016). Children's Connections to Nature and Green Exercise. In: Green Exercise Linking Nature, Health and Well-being. Editors: Barton, JL., Bragg, R., Wood, C. and Pretty, JN., . Routledge. 9781138807648

Barton, JL., Wood, C., Pretty, JN. and Rogerson, M., (2016). Green Exercise, Health and a Dose of Nature. In: Green Exercise Linking Nature, Health and Well-being. Editors: Barton, JL., Bragg, R., Wood, C. and Pretty, JN., . Routledge. 9781138807648

Pretty, JN. and Pencheon, D., (2016). The Seven Heresies of Asclepius: Behaviours that Affect Well-being. In: Green Exercise Linking Nature, Health and Well-being. Editors: Barton, JL., Bragg, R., Wood, C. and Pretty, JN., . Routledge. 9781138807648

Boehm, S., Bharucha, ZP. and Pretty, JN., (2015). Ecocultures: Lesson Learnt and Paths into the Future. In: Ecocultures: Blueprints for Sustainable Communities. Editors: Boehm, S., Bharucha, ZP. and Pretty, JN., . Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. 978-0-415-81285-6

Boehm, S., Bharucha, ZP. and Pretty, JN., (2015). Ecocultures: Towards Sustainable Ways of Living. In: Ecocultures: Blueprints for Sustainable Communities. Editors: Boehm, S., Bharucha, ZP. and Pretty, JN., . Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. 978-0-415-81285-6

Lu, KK., (2014). Foreword. In: Analytical Psychology: Its Theory and Practice. Routledge. x- xvii. 9780470656860

Swingland, IR., (2013). Capturing Carbon and Conserving Biodiversity. In: Capturing Carbon and Conserving Biodiversity: The Market Approach. Routledge. 195- 217. 9781849770682

Ghimire, KB., (2013). Social Change and Conservation. In: Social Change and Conservation. Routledge. 297- 330. 9781315066189

Barton, J. and Pretty, J., (2013). The beneficial effects of green exercise on health. In: Forest Medicine. 201- 219. 9781626184626

Hughes, J., Pretty, J. and Macdonald, DW., (2013). Nature as a source of health and well-being. In: Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2. John Wiley & Sons. 143- 160. 9780470658758

Barton, J. and Pretty, J., (2012). The beneficial effects of green exercise on health. In: Forest Medicine. 201- 219. 9781621000006

(2011). Food Systems Failure. In: Food Systems Failure: The Global Food Crisis and the Future of Agriculture. Routledge. 17- 29. 9781849712293

Pretty, JN., Barton, JL., Colbeck, I., Hine, R., Mourato, S., Mackerron, G. and Wood, C., (2011). Health Values from Ecosystems. In: The UK National Ecosystem Assessment Technical Report. UNEP-WCMC. 1153- 1181

Pilgrim, S., Samson, C. and Pretty, JN., (2010). EcoCultural Revitalisation: Replenishing Community Connections to the Land. In: Nature and Culture: Rebuilding Lost Connections. Editors: Pilgrim, S. and Pretty, JN., . Earthscan. 235- 256. 9781844078219

Bossio, D., Noble, A., Aloysius, N., Pretty, J. and De Vries, FP., (2008). Ecosystem benefits of 'bright' spots. In: Conserving Land, Protecting Water. 205- 224. 9781845933876

Noble, A., Bossio, D., Pretty, J. and De Vries, FP., (2008). Bright spots: Pathways to ensuring food security and environmental integrity. In: Conserving Land, Protecting Water. 191- 204. 9781845933876

Pretty, J., (2008). Investments in collective capacity and social capital. In: Conserving Land, Protecting Water. 178- 190. 9781845933876

Conferences (1)

Pretty, J., Farage, P. and Ball, A., (2005). Economic constraints to the adoption of carbon farming

Grants and funding

2015

Consultancy

Kansas State University

2011

Study with African Union - Sustainable Intensification..

BIS Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

2010

Reducing the incidence of cardiac events

British Heart Foundation

Testing a Novel Method for Integrating Research, Policy

Economic & Social Research Council

Determining the Mental & Social Health Benefits YOE

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

2009

100 Questions for Agriculture & Food

DIUS - Dept for Innovation, Universities and Skills

Wild Foods Project

DIUS - Dept for Innovation, Universities and Skills

Success Stories in Africa

DIUS - Dept for Innovation, Universities and Skills

2008

Tackling Health Through Childrens Outdoor Play

Heart Research UK

Green Exercise: Environment & Exercise

Economic & Social Research Council

General Healthy Living Project

Mid Essex Primary Care Trust

Social Benefits Project

The Wilderness Foundation Uk

Visiting Leaf Farms

Leaf

Evaluation of Traumatic Stress: Vauxhall City Farm

South London & Maudsley Nhs Foundation Trust

General Healthy Living Project

Mid Essex Primary Care Trust

Ecominds Evaluation Process

Mind Association

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