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 includes 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 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 also provided guidance on the design of the Nature-based Solutions Initiative platforms. Previously, I led capacity strengthening for a multi-stakeholder research partnership led by IIED focusing on socio-environmental trade-offs in sub-Saharan agricultural development (involving partners across the UK, Zambia, Ghana, and Ethiopia).  My overall aim is to support innovative interdisciplinary research and transdisciplinary collaborations for impact at the nexus of development, climate change, and biodiversity.


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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