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!”


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!


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!