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.
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.
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.
Siyuan has research experience in ecosystem dynamics, land use / land use change and climate change mitigation. She is current 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.
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.