Nathalie Seddon is Professor of Biodiversity in the Department of Biology at the University of Oxford. She has broad interests in understanding the origins and maintenance of biodiversity and its relationship with global change. Nathalie trained as an evolutionary ecologist at the University of Cambridge and has over 20 years of field experience in tropical forests. Her research now focusses on determining the ecological and socioeconomic effectiveness of nature-based solutions to societal challenges, and how best to increase the influence of robust biodiversity and ecosystem science on the design and implementation of climate and development policy.
In 2017, she founded the Nature-based Solutions Initiative (www.naturebasedsolutionsinitiative.org), a programme of interdisciplinary research, policy advice, and education aimed at bringing the equitable protection of nature to the centre of the sustainable development agenda.
She is a Senior Associate of the International Institute for Environment and Development and a Senior Fellow of the Oxford Martin School.