The European Natura 2000 network provides job opportunities in sectors ranging from conservation and restoration, agriculture, forestry, fisheries to tourism, recreation, and health.
Senior Fellow and Head of Biodiversity Programme
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7340 2688
- biodiversity conservation policies and legislation,
- climate change and biodiversity adaptation
Graham joined IEEP in February 2008. He has an MSc and Ph.D. in ecology and over 20 years professional experience in biodiversity conservation in Europe. He was responsible for developing BirdLife International’s European Habitat Conservation Programme and then moved into consultancy as the Technical Director of Ecoscope Applied Ecologists before taking up freelance consultancy. Consultancy projects have included scientific reviews, conservation strategy appraisals, as well as capacity building and training in biodiversity monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment. Graham's current interests focus on incorporating ecological science in policy development, particularly relating to land-use and climate change issues.
Improving the use of biodiversity data to inform EU Member States’ Rural Development Programmes, and its use in environmental impact assessments and spatial planning
A new article, published in Environment and Planning and co-authored by IEEP’s Marianne Kettunen, explores nature conservation practitioners’ views on green infrastructure, including opportunities and risks related to its implementation.
The Nature Directives (i.e. Birds Directive and Habitats Directive) are the key instruments of EU environmental policy; the Fitness Check support study, carried out by Milieu, IEEP and ICF for the European Commission DG-ENV, examined their effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, EU-added value and their coherence with the wider acquis.