Cécile A.J. Girardin, PhD

Technical and Artistic Director


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Technical Director, Nature Based Solutions initiative, University of Oxford.
Science Lead, Oxford Biodiversity Network, University of Oxford.
Research, Ecosystems Lab, University of Oxford, School of Geography and the Environment.
Founding Director, Oxford Biochar Ltd.
Freelance illustrator, cecilegirardin.com

Interests and expertise

Data analysis, design & illustration, science communication. My current research focusses on the ecosystem functioning and carbon dynamics of tropical forests, and their responses to a rapidly changing climate.


I combine years of experience in climate change policy analysis with a background in tropical ecology and thorough understanding of forest ecosystem functioning, providing a unique multidisciplinary approach to my work. As an environmental consultant, I developed strong skills in policy analysis and data manipulation. As researcher for ten years, I developed skills in data gathering and analysis through intensive fieldwork in tropical forests.  I am an alumnus of Imperial College, Environmental Resources Management Ltd., the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture UN-REDD+ team, and the Oxford Martin School.

Cécile A.J. Girardin, PhD