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Solène Guenat

Scientific employee


Keplerstraße 11
70174 Stuttgart

Guenat, S., Porras Lopez, G., Mkwambisi D., Dallimer, M. (2021). Unpacking stakeholder perceptions of the benefits and challenges associated with urban greenspaces in sub-Saharan Africa. Frontiers in Environmental Science; 9:591512.

Goddard, M.A., Davies Z.G., Guenat, S. … Dallimer, M. (2021). A global assessment of robotics and autonomous systems in urban ecosystems. Nature Ecology and Evolution; 5, pp.  219-230.

Nawrath, M., Guenat, S., Elsey, H., Dallimer, M. (2021). Exploring unchartered territory: Do urban green spaces support mental health in low- and middle-income countries? Environmental Research; 194, 110625.

Guenat, S. Dougill, A.J., Kunin, W.E., Dallimer, M. (2020) Social networks reveal lack of support for urban greenspace conservation. Landscape and Urban Planning; 103928.

Guenat, S., Dougill, A.J., Kunin, W.E., Dallimer, M. (2019). Untangling the motivations of different stakeholders for urban greenspace conservation in sub-Saharan Africa. Ecosystem Services; 36, 100904.

Guenat, S., Kunin, W.E., Dougill, A.J., Dallimer, M. (2019). Effects of urbanisation and management practices on pollinators in tropical Africa. Journal of Applied Ecology; 56, pp. 214-224.

Guenat, S., Kaartinen, R., Jonsson, M. (2019). Shade trees decrease pest abundances on brassica crops in Kenya. Agroforestry Systems; 93 (2), pp. 641-652.

du Toit, M.J., Cilliers, S.S., Dallimer, M., Goddard, M., Guenat, S., Cornelius, S.F. (2018). Urban green infrastructure and ecosystem services in sub-Saharan Africa. Landscape and Urban Planning; 180, pp. 249–261.

Solène Guenat studied biology and ethnology (BSc) at the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland (2012) and ecology (MSc) at Lund University, Sweden (2014). She was especially interested in the interactions between human and nature, which developed her interest about nature in urban landscapes. She thus carried out a PhD at the Sustainability Research Institute of the University of Leeds, UK (2020), during which she investigated the conservation potential of urban greenspaces in Sub-Saharan Africa from a social and ecological perspective. Within this research project, she looked at pollinators, human preferences for different ecosystem services and the governance structure of urban greenspaces. Between October 2019 and November 2020, she joined the Self-Repairing Cities project at the University of Leeds, where she focused on the impact of robotics and automated systems on both the urban environment and the Sustainable Development Goals. Solène joined the ILPÖ as a research fellow in December 2020, where she works on urban biodiversity in Stuttgart and teaches Integrated Research Designs for the International Urbanism and Sustainable Design (IUSD) Master.

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