Emma provides technical and analytical support to a range of projects within the Ecosystem Assessment and Policy Support Programme. In particular, she contributes towards the Centre’s work on natural ecosystem assessments and indicator related work as a member of the Secretariat of the Biodiversity Indicator Partnership.
Prior to this role, Emma worked as a project assistant within the Science team on enhancing coverage of forest species in the Living Planet Index, mapping and modelling anthropogenic impacts on mangrove ecosystems, and writing ecoregion descriptions for the Afrotropic realm. She has a first class degree in Environmental Science from the University of Leeds, as part of which she completed an industrial placement in the Environment and Sustainability department at GlaxoSmithKline.
Building capacity for undertaking national ecosystem assessments in developing countries using IPBES guidance.
Communicating with BIP Partners to ensure their indicator factsheets and other information on the BIP website remains up-to-date. Updated the BIP website to support country users with the development and use of global indicators at a national level.
Contribute to the Greenbelt assessment report in Chengdu which provides recommendations including green infrastructure, aiming to help strengthen and improve the area of open land surrounding the city.