Sue Barnard

Head of Business
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Tropical Biology Association

Role: CCI collaborative projects, Project team member

Background

I lead TBA’s business and biodiversity programme, helping business to better understand and manage its impacts and reliance on biodiversity and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes. This involves working in partnership with a range of players including local communities, government and NGOs and requires a range of tools, capacity building, and training and on-the-ground solutions.Prior to this I was the Coordinator for TBA’s field-based ecology and conservation courses, running the training for young conservation practitioners and scientists in Uganda for several years. I have also taught tropical ecology and conservation and hold a doctorate in fire ecology. Throughout my career I have seen real gains that can be achieved through enhancing the capability and capacity of both individuals and institutions working on biodiversity conservation.