who are we?

We specialise in using cutting edge science to understanding complex social and ecological systems. 
We work with a broad range of practitioners, primarily in the conservation sector, to help them identify, understand and overcome the barriers that they face. To achieve this, we collaborate closely with leading scientists and experts from the NGO, academic, private and public sectors to translate their specialist knowledge into clear, practical recommendations.
DR SAMUEL SINCLAIR

Director

our team

Our work is led and overseen by our directors, and we draw on a wide range of associates to ensure that we have the most relevant expertise for each client.
 
Because we bring together experts who have dedicated their careers to solving real world problems, we can work with you to help you conceptualise and understand your problems. We then draw on our extensive network of collaborators to bring in the expertise needed to develop innovative, scientifically informed solutions.
DR MICHAEL BURGASS

Director

 

Associates 

DR AMY HINSLEY

Postdoctoral Researcher at The University of Oxford

MICHAEL 'T SAS-ROLFES

DPhil Candidate at

The University of Oxford

HARRIET IBBETT

Research Assistant at

The University of Oxford

DR TOM SMITH

Research Associate at

Biodiversify

DR JANINE ROBINSON

Researcher and Associate Lecturer at DICE, University of Kent

BRENDAN COSTELLOE

Policy Manager at

The British Ecological Society

PROFESSOR BOB SMITH

Director of the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology

DOUGLAS MCFARLANE

PhD Candidate at 
The University of Western Australia

DR CECILIA LARROSA

Postdoctoral Researcher at The University of Oxford

DR ALEXANDRA SCHNELL
Postdoctoral Researcher at The University of Cambridge

The central purpose of Biodiversify is to actively forge a stronger connection between science and practice.

 

We achieve this by working with a wide selection of colleagues from around the world to develop solutions that draw from both cutting-edge theory and leading practice.

Our speciality is addressing complexity.

 

Sometimes this can be high level; we are working with The University of Oxford to develop academic theory into the practical foundation of international biodiversity agreements. Alternatively, it can be highly applied, we have collaborated with the award-winning Dr Hinsley to translate her work on the illegal trade of orchids into actionable steps for international law enforcement.

We excel at helping clients understand, study and overcome complex, multifaceted problems.

 

collaborators

We have an intimate collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Center for Conservation Science at The University of Oxford.
 
This research group works at the interface of social and ecological systems, using a range of methodologies and interdisciplinary approaches to address key issues in current conservation.
 
Their underlying philosophy is that in order to make progress we need to consider the incentives, pressures and challenges faced by individual decision-makers, and to bring together multidisciplinary teams who are best placed to address these issues.
 

clients

 
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