Senior Programme Officer, Business and Biodiversity Programme
UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Having worked on the Canadian east coast for three years using Acoustic Doppler Current Profiling to predict settlement rates and locations of invasive species, I worked with the UK Environment Agency Geomatics division on habitat mapping using Lidar, CASI and Sentinel imagery to determine beneath canopy and dune-system critical habitats and paleo-channels which posed a risk to flood defences. My Master’s thesis used WorldView-2 imagery and object based classification to detect non-native tree species and their progression northwards as a proxy for climate change. Having recently completed a year-long study with the World Bank on Large-Scale Mining and the drivers of deforestation – using indicators such as persistence of night lights, canopy density and habitat connectivity – I now work in the Business & Biodiversity programme at UNEP-WCMC where I am a Senior Programme Officer.