Frances contributes to work on species-related Conventions and Agreements, such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations, and the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). This includes updating information in the Species+ database, undertaking trade data analyses and assessment of species subject to international trade.
Frances has an MSc in Conservation Science from Lancaster University, where her research focused on wildlife conservation in agricultural landscapes. Before joining WCMC, she worked for the Global Canopy Programme on issues relating to the production, trade, and consumption of the agricultural commodities most responsible for driving deforestation. Frances has also worked as a research intern with the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, assisting with the development of a global dataset on the distribution of introduced birds.
Frances contributes to species status reviews for the European Union Scientific Review Group, to assist with decision making regarding international trade in species listed under the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations.
Frances updates information in the Species+ database. The aim of Species+ is to provide CITES and CMS Parties with access to the information needed to issue permits for trade and to manage migratory species in order to improve species management.