Nancy is the Science Coordinator on the Endangered Landscapes Programme. Her role is to support the projects funded by the ELP to make effective use of science, from using evidence when deciding what restoration actions to implement, to creating well-designed monitoring programmes that collect useful data, and testing interventions to generate new scientific evidence. Nancy is also involved in fostering new collaborations and research within and across the CCI partners, with the aim of increasing our understanding and ability to effectively restore species, habitats and landscapes.
Before joining the CCI, Nancy worked for several years as part of the Conservation Evidence team in the Department of Zoology. As Managing Editor of the Conservation Evidence journal, she tried to encourage conservation practitioners to carry out experiments, and to share the results of their interventions. She was also instrumental in the creation of What Works in Conservation, a resource that provides assessments of the effectiveness of a wide range of possible conservation interventions. Previously, Nancy has worked for the British Trust for Ornithology, with particular interests in the impacts of climate change and long-distance migrant bird species, and the RSPB, where she ran a project to investigate the causes of declines in urban house sparrow populations.
Co-author of collaborative paper: Ockendon, N., Thomas, D., Cortina, J., Adams, W. M., Aykroyd, T., Barov, B., Boitani, L., et al. (2018). One hundred priority questions for landscape restoration in Europe. Biological Conservation, 221 198-208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2018.03.002