Georgina Mace DBE FRS is Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystems and was the founding Director of the UCL Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research (CBER) which she led between 2012 and 2018.
Georgina Mace DBE FRS is Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystems and was the founding Director of the UCL Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research (CBER)which she led between 2012 and 2018. Her first degree is in Zoology and she has a PhD in evolutionary ecology. Her research interests are in measuring the trends and consequences of biodiversity loss and ecosystem change. She led the scientific work behind the criteria used in IUCN’s Red List of threatened species (2000), was responsible for biodiversity elements in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2005), and the methodology used in the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (2011). She contributed to the scoping for the IPBES Global Assessment, and acted as overall Review Editor in 2019. She was President of the British Ecological Society (2011-2013), President of the Society for Conservation Biology (2007-2009), Chair of the DIVERSITAS global environmental change program (2011-2014) and was a Council member of the NERC (2011-2018). She was the winner of the 2007 International Cosmos Prize, the 2016 Heineken Prize for Environmental Science and the 2019 BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award for Ecology and Conservation Biology. From 2012 to 2018 she was a member of the UK Government’s Natural Capital Committee and in 2018 she joined the Adaptation Committee of the UK Climate Change Committee.