Meet our Fellows


David Gill Fellow

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.

William Kolby Smith

William Kolby Smith Fellow

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.

Kien Van Nguyen

Kien Van Nguyen Fellow

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.

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Fouad Khan Fellow

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.

Siyuan He PhD.

Siyuan He Fellow

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.

Paz Duran

América Paz Durán Fellow

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.


John Garcia-Ulloa Fellow

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.


Claudia Munera Fellow

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 Green

Jonathan Green Fellow

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.

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