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Michele Thieme

Senior Freshwater Scientist

Michele specializes in freshwater ecology and freshwater conservation planning. Her current research centers on the role of protected areas in conserving freshwater ecosystems and improving conservation planning in freshwater environments.

Michele leads the Spatial Tools and Analysis Team and is an active member of the Impact Evaluation team. Having joined the Conservation Science Program in 1999, Michele works to conserve freshwater life in WWF’s priority river and lake basins. She was a key contributor to the development of Freshwater Ecoregions of the World and edited a book on the freshwater ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar. She obtained an MS from the University of Arizona and her BS from the University of Virginia.

Email: michele.thieme@wwfus.org

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