Sebastian Dunnett

Mr Sebastian Dunnett BA Cantab MSc DIC

Postgraduate Research Student in Biodiversity and Renewable Energy


Tel: +44 (0)2380 594387

Base: University of Southampton


Sebastian is a conservation scientist studying the impacts of energy scenarios on global biodiversity. He has a background in sustainability consultancy, with two years’ experience working at UNEP-WCMC in Cambridge at the science-policy interface.

Career History

2014-2016: Programme Officer. UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge.
2014: Energy & Sustainability Analyst. CBRE, London, UK.
2012-2014: Researcher, Best Foot Forward (now Anthesis Consulting Group). Oxford, UK.

Academic Qualifications

2011-2012: MSc Environmental Technology (Ecological Management). Imperial College London, UK.
2008-2011: BA Natural Sciences (Zoology). University of Cambridge, UK.


Research interests

Sebastian is ultimately interested in reconciling different global policy goals prioritising biodiversity (Aichi Targets), carbon emissions (Paris Agreement) and development (Sustainable Development Goals). He is currently modelling land use changes necessitated by a large expansion in area required for renewable energy using energy mix targets detailed in national strategies.