Our team

UNBL team

UN Biodiversity Lab team


Convening partners


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Scott Consaul Atkinson

Technical Specialist, United Nations Development Programme UNDP

Jamison Ervin

Manager of the Nature for Development Programme UNDP

Marion Marigo

Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator for Spatial Planning UNDP

Casandra Llosa Montagne

Stakeholder Engagement Analyst UNDP

Daniel Pérez

Website Specialist, Global Programme on Nature for Development UNDP

Lea Phillips

Biodiversity and Spatial Planning Analyst UNDP

Christina Supples

Senior Advisor on Biodiversity Policy, Science, and Projects UNDP

Annie Virnig

Strategic Advisor on Spatial Planning UNDP

Di Zhang

Spatial Planning Analyst UNDP


UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)

 

Neil Burgess

Chief Scientist UNEP-WCMC

Bex Gottlieb

Associate Data Officer UNEP-WCMC

Osgur McDermott Long

Data Manager UNEP-WCMC

Corli Pretorius

Deputy Director – UNEP-WCMC

Ben Tregenna

Head of Informatics – UNEP-WCMC

Lauren Weatherdon

Senior Programme Officer – UNEP-WCMC


Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

 

Jillian Campbell

Head of Monitoring, Review, and Reporting, SCBD

Claudia Paguaga Trewin

Programme Management Assistant, SCBD

Erie Tamale

Head of the Capacity Building and Knowledge Management Unit, SCBD


Technical partners


Impact Observatory

Sam Hyde

Co-Founder, Head of Operations – Impact Observatory

Dan Klaussen

Head of Product – Impact Observatory

ELSA team

Essential Life Support Areas team


Core team


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Scott Consaul Atkinson

Technical Specialist UNDP

Luizmar de Assis Barrio

Spatial Data Analyst UNDP

Nicole DeSantis

Policy Advisor, Nature-based Solutions UNDP

Jamison Ervin

Manager of the Nature for Development Programme UNDP

Nina Kantcheva

Senior Policy Adviser, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLC) Engagement UNDP

Marion Marigo

Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator for Spatial Planning UNDP

Enrique Paniagua

Policy Expert UNDP

Casandra Llosa Montagne

Stakeholder Engagement Analyst UNDP

Daniel Pérez

Website Specialist, Global Programme on Nature for Development UNDP

Lea Phillips

Biodiversity and Spatial Planning Analyst UNDP

Richard Schuster

Essential Life Support Areas (ELSA) Model Developer UNDP

Christina Supples

Senior Advisor on Biodiversity Policy, Science, and Projects UNDP

Oscar Venter

Lead Scientist  UNDP

Annie Virnig

Strategic Advisor on Spatial Planning UNDP

Di Zhang

Spatial Planning Analyst UNDP


ELSA Expert Advisory Committee

Natasha Ali

Senior Programme Officer – UNEP-WCMC

Peter Arcese

Forest Renewal British Columbia Chair in Conservation Biology – Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, University of British Columbia

Iván Ávila Pérez

Remote Sensing Researcher – PRIAS Lab, CeNAT

Steve Brumby

Co-founder, CEO / CTO, Impact Observatory

Jaime Burbano Girón

Adjunct Researcher – Biodiversity Evaluation and Biodiversity, Humboldt Institute

Francini Corrales Garro

Computational Researcher – PRIAS Laboratory, CeNAT

Javier Fajardo

Programme Officer, Science – UNEP-WCMC

Hedley Grantham

Director of Conservation Planning – Wildlife Conservation Society

Andrew Hansen

Professor – Ecology Department, Montana State University

Nokutula Mhene

Project Management Specialist – UNDP

Cornelia Miller Granados

Director, PRIAS Laboratory

Rafael Monge

Director of the National Center of GeoEnvironmental Information — the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica

Hugh Possingham

Vice-chancellor's Senior Research Fellow and Professor – The University of Queensland

Justina Ray

President & Senior Scientist – Wildlife Conservation Society Canada

Piero Visconti

Senior Research Scholar and Research Group Leader – Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation Group, IIASA

James Watson

Professor – University of Queensland

Genevieve Pence

Conservation Planning, Strategy, and Impact Specialist

Susana Rodríguez Buriticá

Associate Researcher – Analysis and Modelling Lab, Humboldt Institute