Meet our Fellows

Past and present

Angela’s current work focuses on understanding barriers for sustainable consumption along supply chains of agricultural commodities. Angela is an interdisciplinary scientist with a background in engineering, business management, environmental management, and social science. She works with the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions in Brisbane, Australia.

John Garcia-Ulloa is a biologist with a broad interest in environmental and development issues in the tropics. Recent work has focused on understanding the challenges of sustainable expansion of oil-palm agriculture and the implementation of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) initiatives in the tropics.

América Paz Durán is an environmental biologist broadly interested in understanding what and how socio-ecological factors affect biodiversity and ecosystem services. More specifically, how can we conserve biodiversity and maintain ecosystem services in the face of the growing demand for resources from the environment.

As part of the Watersheds and Human Health project, Ranaivo works on estimating the impacts of environmental change and conservation interventions on human health worldwide. He is based at the Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont and the School of Forest Sciences at the University of Eastern Finland.

Claudia is a conservation biologist with experience in biodiversity and conservation science, climate change adaptation, sustainable development and environmental policy. As a Fellow with the Conservation Futures project, Claudia will look to support adaptive governance for protected areas management in Colombia.

Jonathan works to trace the impacts of consumption on biodiversity, via often-complex chains of trade in agricultural commodities. He works within the Stockholm Environment Institute in York and collaborates closely with WWF-UK.

Siyuan has research experience in ecosystem dynamics, land use / land use change and climate change mitigation. She is currently working on the China National Park for People project, based at WWF-China and Beijing Normal University. This project is designed to support Chinese government’s recent initiative for establishing a National Park system in China.

Kien’s research focuses on water governance, agricultural and rural development and social resilience of the communities to flooding and climate change in the Mekong Delta.

Bill is an ecologist with background experience in the application of global satellite data and ecosystem process models to large-scale climate, food, and energy issues.

Fouad has experience in the areas of sustainable development, urban planning, water resources, complex systems, environmental engineering, policy, management and journalism and World Bank accreditation for environmental safeguards.

Taro’s career goal is to be a researcher with a particular focus on understanding the interrelationship between agriculture and the environment that lead to solving real world problems.

David works in the place-based conservation research programme on the SESYNC Pursuit: “Solving the Mystery of Marine Protected (MPA) Performance,” based at SESYNC in Annapolis,MD. This pursuit focuses on unravelling some of the underlying factors that contribute to the success of marine conservation activities.

Nyeema research interests include: Protected area effectiveness at present and in varying future scenarios as well as investigating their influence on human welfare and conflict and exploring consequences of species loss in light of shifting spatial distributions, altering the persistence of biotic interactions and patterns of biodiversity.

Alejandro is a climate change and development expert specializing in quantitative and qualitative data analysis by means of novel computational tools. His research interests relate to the interactions between climate, environment and society.

Luc Hoffmann InstituteMeet our Fellows