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Congratulations to Kathrin Holenstein, awarded a PhD!

Bravo to Inspire4Nature fellow Kathrin Holenstein, for having been awarded a PhD degree by the University of Montpellier, with her project on the Permeability of European Protected Areas to Non-Native Species.

This project was a collaboration between the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (supervisor: Anne Charpentier), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (Kevin Smith) and the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (Will Simonson).

One chapter is already published:

Holenstein, K., Simonson, W.D., Smith, K.G., Blackburn, T.M., Charpentier, A. (2021) Non-native species surrounding protected areas influence the community of non-native species within them. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8, 625137. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2020.625137Open Access Repository

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Bravo to Scott Ford, awarded a PhD!

Huge congratulations to Inspire4Nature fellow Scott Ford, for having been awarded a PhD degree by the University of Copenhagen (UCPH), for his project on Protected-Area Dynamics: Patterns, drivers, and environmental outcomes of changes in protected-area boundaries and designations.

This project was a collaboration between the University of Copenhagen (supervisors: Ole Mertz, Martin Rudbeck Jepsen), UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (Naomi Kingston) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (Thomas Brooks) and the European Environmental Agency (Brian MacSharry). Continue reading “Bravo to Scott Ford, awarded a PhD!”

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Congratulations to Clare Lewis for her new position as a Senior Research Analyst at DEFRA

Congratulations to Inspire4Nature fellow Clare Lewis for her new position as a Senior Research Analyst at DEFRA, the UK Government’s Department for the Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs. Clare is now providing research and analysis to support the development of DEFRA’s domestic and international marine policy, more specifically leading on social science evidence and evaluation to inform the implementation of marine protected areas.

We wish her all the best in this new stage of her career!

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Bravo to Sean Jellesmark, awarded a PhD!

Huge congratulations to Inspire4Nature fellow Sean Jellesmark for having been awarded a PhD degree by the University College London, for his project on Measuring the impact of conservation on species’ populations.

This project was a collaboration between the University College London (supervisors: Tim Blackburn), the Zoological Society of London (Mike Hoffmann, Louise McRae, Robin Freeman), the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (Richard Gregory) and IIASA (Piero Visconti). Continue reading “Bravo to Sean Jellesmark, awarded a PhD!”

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Bravo to Martin Beal, awarded a PhD!

Huge congratulations to Inspire4Nature fellow Martin Beal for having been awarded a PhD degree Magna Cum Laude by ISPA – Instituto Universitário! In a public presentation by videoconference, Martin presented his project on Identifying marine Key Biodiversity Areas using tracking data.

This project was a collaboration between ISPA (supervisor: Paulo Catry), BirdLife International (Maria Dias, Paul Donald, Stu Butchart), the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (Steffen Oppel) and the British Antarctic Survey (Richard Phillips). Continue reading “Bravo to Martin Beal, awarded a PhD!”

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Bravo to Marie-Morgane Rouyer for her new PhD position

Congratulations to Inspire4Nature fellow Marie-Morgane Rouyer for having obtained a PhD fellowship at the GAIA Doctoral School of the University of Montpellier!

Her PhD project will focus on examining the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas at conserving migratory seabirds across the Atlantic Ocean. It is in direct continuity of her 23-month Inspire4Nature project.

Marie-Morgane will be based at the Center for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology in Montpellier (a Joint Research Unit of the CNRS and the University of Montpellier), and will continue to work in collaboration with BirdLife International and the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre, UNEP-WCMC, as well as with the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.

We wish her all the best in this new stage of her career!

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Farewell to Pauline Roger, our European Project Manager

Today we bid farewell to Pauline Roger as European Project Manager of Inspire4Nature. Pauline joined the project four years ago and her professionalism and dedication have been fundamental to making the project run smoothly.

Pauline came to us with a Master degree in European studies, with specialisation in European policies and programmes, from the University of Aix-Marseille. She cares deeply about biodiversity protection and animal welfare, having done a professional internship in Brussels in an advocacy group for animals, where she worked with European institutions. She is also interested in human sciences and ethology.

Pauline was responsible for coordinating the exchanges within the Consortium and facilitating the consortium’s overall management in conformity with the Grant Agreement and the Consortium Agreement. These responsibilities included a wide set of tasks related to the organisational, administrative, financial and legal management of the project. She also played a major role in the project communication actions.

We wish Pauline all the very best in her future projects!