Dr Liz Williamson

Dr Liz Williamson

Honorary Senior Research Fellow


Psychology not on campus University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

About me

I completed my Ph.D. thesis on the ''Behavioural ecology of western lowland gorillas in Gabon" at Stirling in 1988. Since then, I have worked in the forests of Cameroun (Dja), Central African Republic (Bangassou), Democratic Republic of Congo (Kahuzi-Biega), Gabon (Lopé), Liberia (Sapo) and Rwanda (Nyungwe and Volcanoes). I was director of the Karisoke Research Centre for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International for 6 years (1996–2001) and Vice Chair of the Section on Great Apes of the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group for 10 years (2005–2015). I have produced a number of great ape conservation action plans, published by the Primate Specialist Group, and am Series Editor of the IUCN Best Practice guidelines for great ape conservation. I am also the IUCN Red List Authority coordinator for all great ape taxa (bonobos, chimpanzees, eastern gorillas, western gorillas, Bornean orangutans and Sumatran orangutans).

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