Mispiratceguy Manon

Manon is a trainee working on eConservation. After a number of years spent in Africa, Manon got her BSc in Zoology from the University of St Andrews, UK, before moving on to a more multidisciplinary MSc in Environment and Resource Management at the Free University of Amsterdam, specializing in ecosystem service valuation and biodiversity. Her MSc research in Rwanda, was about quantifying human-wildlife conflict tolerance in and around the Volcanoes National Park.

Boccardo Serena

Serena is responsible for technical and scientific writing in BIOPAMA Phase 2. She owns a MSc in Applied Economics (Italy) and a MSc in International Management (Belgium). Before joining BIOPAMA, she worked on Horizon2020 climate adaptation projects in Germany and in applied economic research institutes in Italy. She speaks basic French, Spanish and German, in addition to fluent English and Italian.

Estreguil Christine

Christine is a Senior Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. She holds a doctoral degree in remote sensing for forestry applications. She has been working at JRC for over 20 years dealing with many initiatives on environmental monitoring and modelling in support to the EU environmental and international development policies (i.e. tropical deforestation, European forestry, agriculture, landscape ecology, green infrastructure and nature protection).

Peedell Stephen

Stephen is a Senior Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. His qualifications include a Masters degree in Natural Resource Management and, since joining JRC in 1996, he has been involved in many European initiatives combining geospatial technology and environmental decision making. In particular he has worked on the development of the INSPIRE Directive and designing and building geographic information systems supporting Natura2000 and the Water Framework Directive.

Estreguil Christine

Christine is a Senior Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission.

Cottam Andrew

Andrew has worked for over 20 years in the fields of biodiversity information systems, GIS, remote sensing and policy-relevant analyses – firstly for the UK government advisors on nature conservation and then for the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre as Head of GIS. At JRC his specialist areas are global water mapping, species analyses, systematic conservation planning and conservation decision support tools. Andrew holds a Masters Degree in Conservation Biology from the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology in Canterbury, UK.

Weynants Mélanie

Mélanie analyses and synthesises data on protected areas to produce maps, indicators and statistics at local to regional level for BIOPAMA. She has a research background in soil physics, land degradation and spatial data analysis. In 2015, she joined the Joint Research Centre to work on the development of models and tools for the integrated assessment of land degradation in the framework of the EUROCLIMA program and the World Atlas of Desertification.

Schägner Jan Philipp

Philipp is an environmental economist whose work explores human-nature interactions and the contribution of ecosystem services to human well-being at various spatial scales.For BIOPAMA, he investigates natural, human, social and built capital interactions with protected areas. He works with GIS, geostatistics, ecological economic valuation as well as participatory approaches.

Roggeri Paolo

Paolo is a Senior Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. Paolo is an Agronomist who first workd for the European delegations before joining the headquarters in Brussels to work on conservation issues in the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP). At the JRC since 2006, Paolo is currently in charge of the PACSBio Project and works on the assessment of the management effectiveness of protected areas.

Boni Martino

Martino is a GIS and web developer and he's in charge of the developments of the IMET Global Tool and the GeoNode portal within the BIOPAMA project. His expertise includes web applications design and development and their integration with geospatial data. Before joining JRC, he collected 9 years of experience in engineering and IT companies.