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Healy Hamilton

Fellow | Ecosystem Assessment and Policy Support

Areas of collaboration with UNEP-WCMC

Healy’s main area of collaboration with the Centre focuses on NatureServe’s specialist interest in the biodiversity dashboards and the visualisation of biodiversity indicator data.

Previous experience & expertise

Dr. Healy Hamilton is Chief Scientist at NatureServe, a western hemisphere biodiversity information network focused on management and conservation of at-risk species and ecosystems. She is a biodiversity scientist with graduate degrees from Yale and the University of California, Berkeley, and extensive field experience in the tropical forests of Latin America. At NatureServe, Dr. Hamilton leads a staff of over 20 scientists with expertise in ecology, zoology, botany, conservation, data science, and information management. She is also a world expert on the taxonomy, evolution and conservation of seahorses and their relatives. Dr. Hamilton is past President of the Society for Conservation GIS, a Fellow of the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, and serves on the Science Committee of the National Park Service Advisory Board. She is a Switzer Foundation Environmental Leadership grantee and a former U.S. Fulbright Scholar.