After several years spent in academia doing theoretical research, Elise decided to make a more direct contribution to conservation and worked for a small marine conservation NGO in Madagascar.
Upon returning to the UK, Elise worked as Research and Development Manager for the Society for Environmental Exploration. Elise has a degree and Masters in Population Biology from French universities and a PhD in bioinformatics.
Elise is primarily managing a large scale project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) called PARCC, or Protected Areas Resilient to Climate Change in West Africa. The aim of the project is to develop tools and strategies to help create protected areas more resilient to the impacts of climate change, and build capacity in the West Africa region for using these tools. In addition, Elise also works on other projects, such as assessing the connectivity of protected areas at the global level, or comparing the effectiveness of different protected area management types in Kenya.
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