The environmental and socio-economic consequences of illegal orchid trade in Latin America

Oscar Morton

I’m a PhD student in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences focusing on the impacts of the global wildlife trade.

I will use quantitative methods to assess the direct effect that trade is having species on species abundance and extinction risk. I’m also interested global policy and management of the wildlife trade, in particular the role and effectiveness of CITES in tackling unsustainable trade and the trade of globally threatened species.

Broadly my interests focus on conservation and sustainable long terms outcomes for humans and nature.


Economically viable forest restoration in shifting cultivation landscapes by Oscar Morton, Joli R Borah and David P Edwards

Read Oscar’s summary of this paper on utilising carbon payments to enable economically viable forest restoration in India.


Professor David Edwards

Department of Animal and Plant Sciences