Our people

Interdisciplinary research and expertise reaching and influencing decision-making processes
UNEP-WCMC is managing the project and leading the consortium of five universities, two NGOs and three Chinese think tanks.

UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)

Lisen Runsten


Diego Juffe Bignoli


Neil Burgess

Chief Scientist

Julia Wentworth

Project Administrator

Anna Krusic

Programme Administrator

Han Meng

China Representative


Sokoine University of Agriculture

Pantaleo Munishi

Professor (Ecosystems, Biodiversity & Climate Change)

Doris Itaely Munisi

MSc Student

Farida Mayowela

MSc Student

Japhet Kashaigili

Head, Department of Forest Resources Assessment and Management

Joel Mremi

MSc Student

Lilian Kolukwi

Research Assistant

Nyemo Chilagane

Post-doctoral Scientist

Paul Lyimo

Post-doctoral Scientist

Ruth Pallangyo

SUA - DCP project Coordinator

Vaileth Mashauri

MSc Student


African Conservation Centre

Tobias Nyumba

Post-doctoral Scientist

Lucy Waruingi

Executive Director of ACC

Mary Mwangi

Research Assistant
University of Nairobi

Yvonne Githiora

Project Assistant

Catherine Sang

Post-doctoral Scientist


Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Yinlong Xu

Chief Scientist CAAS Innovative Research Team of Climate Change and Utilization of Agro-climatic Resources

Yong He


Xue Han

Associate Professor

Kuo Li

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Xin-yue Zhang

Assistant Professor

United Kingdom

University of Cambridge

Chris Sandbrook

Senior Lecturer and Director of the MPhil in Conservation Leadership

Gediminas Lesutis

Post-Doctoral Researcher
University of York

Rob Marchant


Jessica Thorn

Post-Doctoral Researcher
London School of Economics

Christian Siderius

Research Fellow

Declan Conway

Professorial Research Fellow

Kate Gannon

Post-doctoral Researcher


Jon Hobbs

Senior Advisor

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