Research Associate in Biodiversity Conservation and Policy, Newcastle University

Louise Mair is a research associate at Newcastle University. Her research focuses on Aichi Biodiversity Target 12 of the Convention on Biological Diversity's Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, which aims to end extinctions and reverse declines of species. She looks to understand why global progress towards this target has been limited, what the challenges in achieving Target 12 are, and how to develop a decision-support approach that will assist countries in conserving threatened species.

Louise has a background in macro-ecology, with a focus on patterns and drivers of species distribution changes in response to climate change and land use. She is particularly interested in the application of citizen science data (CSD) to address ecological questions.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Research Associate in Biodiversity Conservation and Policy, Newcastle University
  • 2014–2016
    Postdoctoral research associate, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Education

  • 2014 
    University of York, PhD Biology

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission
  • Member of the British Ecological Society