Hayley Clements

Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, Stellenbosch University

Hayley holds a Claude Leon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition at Stellenbosch University. She has a PhD in Conservation Science from the University of Cape Town, is a member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, and assists in coordinating the Southern African Program on Ecosystem Change and Society.

Hayley’s research applies social-ecological systems thinking to assess the resilience of protected areas and conservation landscapes (including conservation areas owned by private landholders). She focuses primarily on southern Africa but has also researched the Australian National Reserve System. Hayley is currently working towards at advancing approaches for applying principles of resilience to policy and management contexts, through the development of a set of indicators that can be used to measure the capacity of a social-ecological system (such as a protected area) to cope with change.


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