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William Sutherland

William Sutherland holds the Miriam Rothschild Chair in Conservation Biology at the University of Cambridge and is a Professorial Fellow in St Catharine’s College. Much of his original research was on applying ecological models to answer applied problems but over the last fifteen years he has focussed on improving the effectiveness of conservation practice especially though embedding evidence in policy and practice. With over a thousand collaborators the Conservation Evidence team have read 1.5 million paper titles in seventeen languages and reviewed the evidence for the effectiveness of 3155 conservation actions.  He was president of the British Ecological Society, is a highly cited researcher, has written over 500 papers, is an author of six books and edited another nine. He was made a Commander of the British Empire (!) in 2021 for Services to evidence-based conservation. 

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Teja Tscharntke

Professor of the Agroecology Research Group at the University of Göttingen

Professor Tscharntke is a world leader in researches on landscape perspectives on biodiversity patterns and associated ecosystem services in managed and natural systems. He also addresses biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships, in particular herbivory, predation, parasitism and pollination, as well as multitrophic interactions and quantitative food webs. All these are developed into multidisciplinary studies linking socioeconomic with ecological approaches. For many years, he is a Highly Cited Researcher, ranking among the top 1% most cited scientists for the fields "Environment/Ecology" and "Plant&Animal Science". 

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Anne Magurran

University of St. Andrews, Centre for Biological Diversity and the Scottish Oceans Institute

Anne Magurran is a Professor of ecology and evolution at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Her research focuses on biological diversity – its measurement, evolution, maintenance and conservation. She is the author of several books on measuring biological diversity and the importance for quantifying biodiversity for conservation. She is regularly consulted for global assessments and analyses of biodiversity and has acted as a key advisor on conservation issues at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and the World Economic Forum. She is one of the most highly cited ecologists in the world and her research is often highlighted by journalists. She has won numerous awards and honors and in 2022 was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her services to Biodiversity.