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Robin Naidoo, Ph.D.

Senior Conservation Scientist

Robin Naidoo has worked with the Conservation Science Program of World Wildlife Fund since 2004. His research interests span several disciplines in the natural and social sciences, and he has published widely on the conservation and economics of biodiversity and ecosystem services. He has conducted field work on various aspects of biodiversity conservation in North America, Asia and Africa, as well as in South America, where he was the director of research for a non-governmental organization in Paraguay. His current research is largely focused on understanding the ecology, economics, and conservation of wildlife in Namibia's Community-Based Natural Resources Management program. Robin has a PhD in conservation biology and environmental economics from the University of Alberta, serves on the editorial board of Conservation Letters, and is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia (Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability) in Vancouver, where he is based. He is also a Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia, (Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment) and an Affiliate at the University of Vermont (Gund Institute for Ecological Economics). His work has been published in a variety of academic journals, including those devoted to conservation, ecology, economics, and interdisciplinary issues. A list of Robin's academic publications can be found at the following link: