Dr Colm Bowe

Job Title Lecturer in Plant and Environmental Science
Telephone +44 (0)151 231 2027
Email Address @ljmu.ac.uk


Contact Address Room 350a
James Parsons Building
School of Natural Sciences and Psychology
Liverpool John Moores University 
Byrom Street
L3 3AF

Academic Profile:

  • 2007 PhD Plant Ecology, University of Southampton
  • 2001 BSc Environmental Management, Durham University

Previous Posts:

  • 2006 – 2010 Research Fellow University of Southampton 

Research Interests:

Natural capital, Ecosystem services, Valuing externalities, Plant Genetic Resources Underutilized Crops, Species Distribution Modelling

Recent research has focused on biophysical quantification and economic valuation of business externalities from agricultural supply chains (production). Ongoing work also includes valuing visual amenity of green space and visitation rates of pollinators in urban wildflower meadows. I have written a number or articles on the promotion of underutilised crops and earlier research focused on modelling the distribution of underutilised species under current and future climates. I am also interested in use of information dissemination and technology transfer for international development. I have produced a number of training manuals, factsheets and newsletter aimed a wide range of stakeholders from farmers to scientists.


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Natural Capital Externalities (in collaboration with CPSL and VNN):

Book Chapters:

  • Haq N., Bowe C., (2008). "A case for promotion of tropical underutilised fruits for improvement of livelihoods." New Crops and Uses: Their role in a rapidly changing world , 288-299
  • Haq N., Bowe C., Dunsiger Z. E., (2007). "Challenges to Stimulating the Adoption and Impact of Indigenous Fruit Trees in Tropical Agriculture in Indigenous Fruit Trees in the Tropics pp50 - 69." Ed. Akinnifesi F.K., Leakey R.R.B, Ajayi O.C.,Sileshi G., Tchoundjeu Z., Matakala, P. and Kwesiga F.R. CAB International
  • Bowe C., (2006). "Chapter 2 - Composition." In Azam Ali, Bonkoungou, Bowe, deKnock, Godara, Willaims, Ber and other Jujubes, ICUC 2006

Training Manual:

Scheldeman X, van Zonneveld M, Bowe C and Salcedo J (2009). Training Manual: International Workshop on Statistical and Spatial Analysis of Diversity Data Manual. Towards a Better Understanding and Use of Underutilized Tree Genetic Resources: International Workshop on Statistical and Spatial Analysis of Diversity Data" 9th to 13th November 2009 in Bamako, Mali.

Dissemination Material:

  • Centre for Underutilised Crops (2010) Tamarinier : Tamarindus indica, Manuel Pratique pour Desmédiateurs et Paysans. University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.
  • Centre for Underutilised Crops (2008) PAVUC Factsheets 1 – 9 Andean Blackberries (Rubus spp), Tree Tomato (Cyphomandra betacea), Narranjilla (Solanum quitoense), Red-pitahaya (Hylocereus purpusii), Berrycactus (Myrtillocactus schenkii), Cashew apples (Anacardium occidentale L.), Camu-camu (Myrciaria dubia), Açai (Euterpe oleracea), Peach palm (Bactris gasipaes).
  • Bowe C (2004) Pharmaceutical Properties of Underutilised Fruit Trees (Ziziphus mauritiana and Emblica officinalis).

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