BES-Net brings together a network of experts in biodiversity and ecosystem services and offers a forum to network and learn about the latest research being undertaken in the space.

Our Experts

Currently, BES-Net has a pool of over 130 experts from around the world in the fields of biodiversity conservation, pollinator conservation, ecosystem-based adaptation, biodiversity finance, indigenous and local knowledge and more.

Dr. tom_woodcock
Profession: Planning Ecologist
Organization: rare Charitable Research Reserve
Languages: English
Technical field(s) of expertise: Entomology, Aquatic Ecology, Ecosystem Ecology, Applied Issues
Dr. Tobias Nyumba
Profession: Postdoctoral Researcher
Organization: University of Nairobi
Languages: English, Other
Mrs. tine_rossing
Profession: Consultant - Climate Change Adaptation, Environment & Gender Mainstreaming
Organization: Self-employed
Languages: English
Technical field(s) of expertise: Ecosystem-based adaptation, community-based adaptation, integrated ecosystem management, biodiversity conservation, gender mainstreaming, sustainable livelihoods, climate adaptation mainstreaming, training and capacity building
Mr. Thong Nguyen Trung
Profession: Programme Analyst
Organization: United Nations Development Programme
Languages: English
Mrs. theodora_petanidou
Profession: Professor of Ecology
Organization: University of the Aegean
Languages: English, French, Italian, Other
Technical field(s) of expertise: Pollination, Bees, Eco-geography of the Mediterranean, Salinas, Terraces for agriculture;
Professor teja_tscharntke
Profession: Professor
Organization: Georg-August-University
Languages: English
Technical field(s) of expertise: Biology, Zoology, Crop Pollination, Biodiversity in agricultural landscapes;
Dr. susan_galatowitsch
Profession: Professor and Head, Department
Organization: University of Minnesota
Languages: English
Technical field(s) of expertise: Ecological restoration, Wetland Ecology, Invasion ecology. Involved in the IPBES assessment on Land Degradation and Restoration
Dr. steven_smith
Profession: Technical Director
Organization: AECOM
Languages: Array
Technical field(s) of expertise: Payments for ecosystem services (PES); Natural capital approaches; Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA); Spatial and land use planning
Professor simon_potts
Profession: Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Organization: University of Reading
Languages: English
Technical field(s) of expertise: Co-chair of the IPBES assessment of Pollination, Pollinators and Food Production; Biodiversity; Ecosystem services; Pollination; Sustainable Agriculture; Science-policy interface
Mrs. shyla_raghav
Profession: Director, Climate Change Policy
Organization: Conservation International
Languages: English, Spanish, Other
Technical field(s) of expertise: Ecosystem-based Adaptation; global climate change policy; governance and adaptation
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