Senior Conservation Scientist at RSPB
British living in the UK
Lynda is a wetland conservation scientist based in the UK.
After 5 years at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), working on the science for a range of species recovery projects aiming to help secure the future for various threatened wetland birds, she has recently started a new position within the Centre for Conservation Science at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). In this role, her research involves species-focused conservation, particularly breeding waders, and the restoration of wetland and coastal habitats across England and Wales.
Lynda completed her PhD at the University of Exeter in Cornwall on the conservation of papyrus swamps and their avifauna in East Africa, exploring practical and effective ways to conserve wetland networks that consider the need for wetlands to support rural livelihoods as well as biodiversity.
Lynda is committed to ensuring women are well represented and recognised in science, and strongly believes in the power of collaboration to tackle environmental challenges across the world. She is a keen traveller, and a fan of the great outdoors.