Dr Lucas Joppa

Computational Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Microsoft Research

Role: CCI collaborative projects, Project team member



Lucas Joppa is a scientist in the Computational Ecology Group at Microsoft Research, where he leads the Conservation @ Microsoft research programme and facilitates Microsoft’s partnership with the IUCN Red List. He works across the science, policy, and tools and technology space with the goal of facilitating the conservation of ecological systems. Lucas is an ecologist by background, with a PhD from Duke University, and has broad research interests in predictive environmental modeling, model-driven data collection, and using technology to monitor environmental processes. He is a fellow at the University of Kent’s Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, an Honorary Conservation Fellow at the Zoological Society of London, the ‘Advisor on Science and Innovation’ to UNEP-WCMC, and serves in various other advisory roles to international environmental organisations.