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Steering Committee

Wendy Foden, Chair

Wendy focuses is a conservation biologist who focuses on providing scientifically robust and pragmatic support for biodiversity conservation in the face of climate change.

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H. Resit Akcakaya

H Resit Akcakaya is a conservation biologist and a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution of Stony Brook University in New York, USA.

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David Bickford

David Bickford is an evolutionary ecologist and conservation scientist who specializes on amphibians and reptiles.

Stuart Butchart

Dr. Stuart Butchart is Head of Science at BirdLife Internation where he leads a team who help to set conservation priorities for the 117 Partners that form the BirdLife International Partnership.

Jamie Carr

Jamie Carr is Programme Officer for the Climate Change Unit of IUCN’s Global Species Programme.

Richard Corlett

Richard Corlett is a Professor and Director for the Center fr integrative Conservation at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan, China.

Ary Hoffmann is an ARC Australian Laureate Fellow at the University of Melbourne working in the areas of climate change adaptation and pest control.

David Hole

Dave Hole is a Senior Director leading the Global Synthesis Team within Conservation International's Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science and Oceans.

Brian Huntley

Professor of Plant Ecology and Plant Ecology and Palaeoecology at Durham University

Kit Kovacs

Kit Kovacs is the Biodiversity Research Leader for the Norwegian Polar Institute and an Adjunct Professor in the Biology Department at the University Studies on Svalbard.

Tara Martin

Dr Tara Martin is a Principal Research Scientist with CSIRO and Adjunct Professor with the University of Queensland and University of British Columbia, Canada.

Guy Midgley

Guy trained at U.Stellenbosch (B.Sc. 1981), UCT (M.Sc. 1989), Natal (Ph.D. 1996), and have worked for the South African National Biodiversity Institute since 1983, when I took up a junior post of Assistant Agricultural Researcher.

Paul Pearce-Kelly

Paul Pearce-Kelly is Senior Curator of Invertebrates, Lower Vertebrates and Research at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).

Richard Pearson

Richard Pearson is a Reader at University College London.

Carlo Rondinini

Carlo Rondinini is the Coordinator of the Global Mammal Assessment program and is a research scientist at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

Mark Stanley Price

Mark Stanley Price is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU).

James Watson

James leads WCS’ Climate Change Program. In this position he leads two different climate teams.

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Steve has established an international reputation in the research fields of understanding tropical biodiversity and climate change impacts.

Bruce E Young

Bruce is the Director of Species Science at NatureServe, where he focuses is on plant and animal conservation throughout the Americas.

Other Participants

Michela Pacifici

Michela is a PhD student at Sapienza University of Rome and a member of the Global Mammal Assessment program.

Brett Scheffers is a conservation ecologist in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at University of Florida, USA. 

Piero is a Post-doctoral scientist at the United Nation Environment Programme – World Conservation Monitoring Centre, investigating terrestrial ecosystem responses to global changes.