Members

The IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict & Coexistence Specialist Group (formerly the Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force) comprises specialists from a range of disciplines across the natural and social sciences and humanities, and includes e.g. experts in conflict mediation, stakeholder dialogue processes, social psychology, behaviour change and social marketing, behavioural ecology, animal cognition, environmental history, conservation planning, and other topics, as well as a number of experts on various taxonomic groups commonly involved in human-wildlife conflicts, such as elephants, large cats and bears.

 

New members are appointed on an annual basis by invitation only, and are based on double nominations and regular reviews of specific technical or regional gaps in the membership. Due to the voluntary nature of the SSC network, and the considerable activity portfolio and contributions of time by members, not all nominations can be accepted each year. You can learn more about membership here.

Dr Alexandra Zimmermann

Dr Alexandra Zimmermann

Chair

Dr Susan Canney

Dr Susan Canney

UK and Mali

Prof Amy Dickman

Prof Amy Dickman

UK

Prof Catherine Hill

Prof Catherine Hill

UK

Prof John D. C. Linnell

Prof John D. C. Linnell

Norway

Dr Loki Osborn

Dr Loki Osborn

Zimbabwe

Dr Koustubh Sharma

Dr Koustubh Sharma

Kyrgyz Republic

Dr Diogo Veríssimo

Dr Diogo Veríssimo

UK

Dr James Stevens

Dr James Stevens

Programme Officer

Dr Özgün Emre Can

Dr Özgün Emre Can

Turkey

Dr Adam T. Ford

Dr Adam T. Ford

Canada

Dr Richard Hoare

Dr Richard Hoare

Zimbabwe

Dr Brian McQuinn

Dr Brian McQuinn

Canada

Dr Joshua Plotnik

Dr Joshua Plotnik

USA and Thailand

Virat A Singh

Virat A Singh

India

Kim Wolfenden

Kim Wolfenden

Australia

Dr Ronit Amit

Dr Ronit Amit

Costa Rica

Dr Mariana Catapani

Dr Mariana Catapani

Brazil

Dr Beatrice Frank

Dr Beatrice Frank

Canada

Rachel Hoffmann

Rachel Hoffmann

UK

Prof Michael Manfredo

Prof Michael Manfredo

USA

Dr Simon Pooley

Dr Simon Pooley

UK

Dr Anna Songhurst

Dr Anna Songhurst

Botswana

Dr Ee Phin Wong

Dr Ee Phin Wong

Malaysia

Dr Vidya Athreya

Dr Vidya Athreya

India

Dr Mayukh Chatterjee

Dr Mayukh Chatterjee

India and UK

Dr Jenny Anne Glikman

Dr Jenny Anne Glikman

Spain

Dr Elaine (Lan Yin) Hsiao

Dr Elaine (Lan Yin) Hsiao

USA

Dr Silvio Marchini

Dr Silvio Marchini

Brazil

Dr Ameyali Ramos

Dr Ameyali Ramos

Mexico

Prof Gladman Thondhlana

Prof Gladman Thondhlana

South Africa

Dr Juliette Young

Dr Juliette Young

France

Dr Hollie Booth

Dr Hollie Booth

Indonesia

Barbara Chesire

Barbara Chesire

Kenya

Dr José F. González-Maya

Dr José F. González-Maya

Colombia

Dr Hannes J. König

Dr Hannes J. König

Germany

Dr Sahil Nijhawan

Dr Sahil Nijhawan

India

Dr Sugoto Roy

Dr Sugoto Roy

Switzerland

Dr Arie Trouwborst

Dr Arie Trouwborst

The Netherlands

Dr Santiago Zuluaga

Dr Santiago Zuluaga

Colombia and Argentina

Prof Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz

Prof Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz

China

Dr Rogério Cunha de Paula

Dr Rogério Cunha de Paula

Brazil

Simon Hedges

Simon Hedges

UK

Greta Francesca Iori

Greta Francesca Iori

Ethiopia and UK

Dr Nurzhafarina Othman

Dr Nurzhafarina Othman

Malaysia

Prof Camilla Sandström

Prof Camilla Sandström

Sweden

Dr Aleksandër Trajçe

Dr Aleksandër Trajçe

Albania