Petra Lackova

PhD student


Autobiography: I am a conservation social researcher with multidisciplinary background in collaborative, video (film) and mixed methods research on the topics of wildlife conflict, land, and protected areas management or greenspace and well-being.

Research interests: My PhD looks at a wildlife conflict over the perceived negative impact of white-tailed sea eagle predation of lambs on hill sheep farming in Scotland. I work with land management, science and policy communities in Scotland’s west coast to build shared understandings of the socio-ecological dimensions and practical solutions of the conflict. Combining conflict resolution and adaptive management principles, the project develops a new approach to improve our ability to respond to wildlife conflicts.


Brown, K.M.; Lackova, P. (2017) Grazing on the Edge documentary. Transgrass Project. Scottish Government RESAS.

Brown, K.; Lackova, P.; Banks, E. (2017) Managing woodland for both recreation and capercaillie objectives: Lessons from Boat of Garten. Presentation given at the Scottish Capercaillie BAP Group meeting, Great Glen House, Inverness, 14 February 2017.

Currie, M.; Lackova, P.; Dinnie, E. (2016) Greenspace matters: exploring links between greenspace, gender and well-being with conservation volunteers. Landscape Research, 41, 641-651.

Lackova, P.; Dinnie E. (2016) Heat Pump User Behaviour and Satisfaction. 2 Phase Survey in Orkney. Final Report. Scottish Government RESAS Theme 8 Vibrant Rural Communities.

Irvine, R.J.; Lackova, P.; Newey, S. (2016) An assessment of the suitability of candidate wildcat conservation areas. In: Irvine, R.J. (ed.). Biodiversity and Upland Management. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, Chapter 2, pp6-7.

Brown, K.; Banks, E.; Lackova, P. (2015) Envisioning interspecies encounters: Dilemmas of how animals are made visible in the marketing and management of protected areas. Proceedings of the XXVI European Society for Rural Sociology Congress. Places of Possibility? Rural Societies in a Neoliberal World, Aberdeen, 18-21 August 2015.

Littlewood, N.A., Campbell, R.D., Dinnie, L., Gilbert, L., Hooper, R., Iason, G., Irvine, J., Kilshaw, K., Kitchener, A., Lackova, P., Newey, S., Ogden, R. & Ross, A. (2014) Survey and scoping of wildcat priority areas. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 768.

Dinnie, E.; Lackova, P.; Galan-Diaz, C. (SUBM) Community and everyday life: contesting governmentalisation through local actors’ narratives. Sociology – Societies of Everyday Life.