I’m interested in the links between conservation researchers and practitioners, and approaches to improve biodiversity conservation efforts.

After working in Australia on several high profile projects relating to natural resource management and environmental monitoring and reporting, I have returned to university to complete a DPhil (PhD) on strategic approaches to biodiversity conservation.

I am based at the School of Geography and Environment, Oxford University with Associate Professor Richard Grenyer, as a recipient of a John Monash Scholarship from Australia. I have a Bachelor of Advanced Science (1st Class Honours, Uni Medal) from the University of Sydney, Australia.

While at Oxford I have been teaching on the MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management and coordinating events for the Oxford Biodiversity Network. I have also established baseline forest inventory plots in French Polynesia with Professor Yadvinder Malhi and the Oxford Ecosystems Laboratory, in association with Gump Research Station and the Tetiaroa Society. I am currently working part-time as Coordinator of the Great British Oceans campaign.

Prior to undertaking graduate study, I was Science Convenor with the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership, coordinating the development and implementation of an annual ecosystem health report card in the Great Barrier Reef. I have also worked with the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, giving science a voice in public policy debates, and with PrometheusWiki at CSIRO Publishing.

Scuba diving, running, touch footy and travel keep me moving & discovering when I can!

Please drop me a line via email emma.mcintosh[at]ouce.ox.ac.uk, or Twitter @EmmaJMcIntosh

Weather vane at Manchester College, Oxford. Credit: Rafael H M Pereira

Weather vane at Manchester College, Oxford. Credit: Rafael H M Pereira