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Dr Abigail Barker

BA M Phil PhD | Natural Capital Specialist Advisor
Abigail Barker - Fowler Fortescue – Independent Chartered Surveyors specialising in Rural Asset, Land & Estate Management

Abigail is a highly experienced natural capital professional with in-depth knowledge of nature-based solutions, carbon and related public and private markets. In 2018, she co-founded Natural Capital Research Ltd (Nat Cap Research) with Professor Sir Dieter Helm and Professor Baroness Kathy Willis. Abigail was a director, COO and CEO before leaving to become an independent natural capital advisor.

Abigail is an expert in all fields relating to natural capital including ESG, nature and carbon positive solutions, carbon markets, biodiversity net gain, ELMS. She has worked on natural capital solutions for a wide range of clients including farmers, estates such as Buccleuch, Englefield and Goodwood, asset managers, land agencies, water companies and charities including the Woodland Trust, Soil Association and National Trust for Scotland.

Prior to co-founding Natural Capital Research Ltd, Abigail spent over 10 years at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew where she was the Head of Science responsible for Biodiversity Informatics and Spatial Analysis. Abigail has a PhD in spatial and statistical modelling of heathland ecosystems and has over 20 years hands-on experience of big data, socio-demographic and spatial analysis and modelling.

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