Friederike Bolam

Post-doctoral Research Associate in Biodiversity Policy, Newcastle University

Rike Bolam is a research associate at Newcastle University. Her work relates to global biodiversity policy, including the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Aichi Targets and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. She is interested in how we can accelerate progress towards species conservation, whilst also accounting for other societal priorities such as food security.
For her PhD, Rike studied how to make the most of available evidence for informing conservation decision-making. She used evidence synthesis methods, open-source data and Machine Learning tools for investigating the use of Value of Information in conservation.
Rike also holds a UK bird ringing licence and has extensive experience in monitoring passerines and raptors.


  • 2018–present
    Postdoctoral research associate, Newcastle University


  • 2018 
    Newcastle University, PhD Biology