En­rico Di Minin

University Researcher, Conservation and Sustainability Science

Enrico Di Minin is a researcher in conservation and sustainability science. His research background and expertise are relevant to investigate the interactions among biosphere, society and economy, which affect sustainability. His research has thus far focused on spatial patterns of sustainable resource use, combining a variety of data sources and computational methodologies, to inform global to local policy. Enrico has specific interests in land use planning; spatio-temporal modelling; environmental economics and machine learning. He addresses these topics by using cross-disciplinary research and big data.

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Selected publications:

  • Di Minin, E., Fink, C., Tenkanen, H., Hiippala, T. Machine learning for tracking illegal wildlife trade on social media. 2018. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2, 406–407. 
  • Di Minin, E., Leader-Williams, N., Bradshaw, C.A.J. 2016. Banning trophy hunting will exacerbate biodiversity loss. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31, 99-102. 
  • Joppa, L., O’Connor, B., Smith, C., Visconti, P., Geldmann, J., Hoffmann, M., Watson, J.E.M., Butchart, S.H.M., Virah-Sawmy, M., Halpern, B.S., Ahmed, S., Balmford, A., Sutherland, W.J., Harfoot, M., Hilton-Taylor, C., Foden, W., Di Minin, E., Pagad, S., Genovesi, P., Hutton, J., Burgess, N.D. 2016. Filling data gaps for threats to biodiversity. Science 352, 416-418. 
  • Di Minin, E., Laitila, J., Montesino Pouzols, F., Leader-Williams, N., Slotow, R., Conway, A.J., Goodman, P.S., Moilanen, A. 2015. Identification of policies for a sustainable legal trade in rhinoceros horn based on population projection and socioeconomic models. 2015. Conservation Biology 29, 545-555.
  • Montesino-Pouzols, F., Toivonen, T., Di Minin, E., Kukkala, A. S., Kullberg, P., Kuusterä, J., Lehtomäki, J., Tenkanen, H., Verburg, P. H. & Moilanen, A. 2014. Global protected area expansion is compromised by projected land-use and parochialism. Nature, 516: 18-25.