Dr. Peter Hobson at Writtle University College, is a research champion for the School of Sustainable Environments. Currently, his research interests include proxy measures of ecosystem resilience and thermodynamic efficiency in forests and other semi-natural landscapes with a view to mitigating against the impacts of climate change. This aspect of research has been carried out in collaboration with international partners including Oulanka Biological Station (Oulu University,Finland), Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (Germany), and with the Ukraine Biosphere Reserve. The findings of this research have been presented at international conferences (e.g., ECCB, IUFRO, COP10 Nagoya meeting) and also published in a variety of formats. Peter also acts as scientific advisor on various UK Government agency steering groups including the Environment Agency for East of England, the Forestry Commission Regional Woodland Group, and the Chelmsford and Essex Biodiversity Action Group.