Alexandre Chausson

Senior associate



Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
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Alex is now a senior associate, having moved to WWF UK in November 2022, but will continue to collaborate with the NbSI.

Interests and expertise

I managed and collaborated on the delivery of research and knowledge-exchange outputs. This included conducting applied research for policy on Nature-based Solutions, with a focus on climate change adaptation, development, and Nature-based Solutions for economic recoveries. I also provided guidance on the design of the Nature-based Solutions Initiative platforms. I oversaw our partnership with ICCCAD (Bangladesh) and the Instituto de Montaña (Peru), a collaboration to analyze case studies on the economic recovery potential of Nature-based Solutions. I am currently finalizing a manuscript synthesizing the academic evidence on the economic impact of nature-based solutions. Previously, I led capacity strengthening for a multi-stakeholder research partnership led by IIED exploring socio-environmental trade-offs in sub-Saharan agricultural development (involving partners across the UK, Zambia, Ghana, and Ethiopia). This work focused on understanding and embedding capacities in the research team to promote inter and trans-disciplinary working. I am now working on synthesizing learning to produce guidance for research partnerships with IIED.


I have a background in biology (BA Rutgers U., 2009) and ecology (MSc U. Lausanne, 2012), and an interdisciplinary MSc in Conservation Science from Imperial College (2016). I have worked in Central America and sub-Saharan Africa conducting both social and ecological research, including research on the demand side drivers of the bushmeat supply chain in Congo-Brazzaville, human-wildlife conflict mitigation in Kenya, and the impacts of climate and food availability on barn owl reproduction in Switzerland. I also hold three years of management and editorial experience in science publishing as a journal manager for Frontiers publishing in Switzerland.

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