Sophie Fauset

Academic profile

Dr Sophie Fauset

Associate Professor in Terrestrial Ecology
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Sophie's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 04: SDG 4 - Quality EducationGoal 09: SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and InfrastructureGoal 13: SDG 13 - Climate ActionGoal 15: SDG 15 - Life on LandGoal 17: SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

About Sophie

Lecturer (Teaching and Research) in Environmental Science. 

Supervised Research Degrees

  • William Hagan Brown - PhD commenced 2021 - University of Plymouth (director of studies)
  • Kate Vogiatzis - PhD commenced 2019 - University of Plymouth (director of studies)
  • Igor Araujo - MSc completed 2020 - State University of Mato Grosso (external collaborator)
  • Rakesh Tiwari - PhD completed 2019 - University of Leeds (co-supervisor)


I teach on the BSc (Hons) Environment Science, BSc (Hons) Environmental Management and Sustainability, and BSc/BA (Hons) Geography. I also supervise projects for undergraduate and postgraduate students. My teaching areas are in ecology, conservation and statistical analysis. I try to embed examples from my own research and the scientific literature into my materials.

ENVS1009 - Sustainability Science (module leader) ENVS1003 - The Biosphere ENVS/M2002 - Environmental Expedition GGP3204 - Biological Conservation (module leader) Stage 4 tutor

Contact Sophie

A520 Portland Square, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA
+44 1752 584520