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Dr Fiona Maisels

University of Stirling University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

Dr Fiona Maisels

About me

Prof Maisels completed her PhD on the ecology of mouflon in Cyprus (Edinburgh University) in 1988, and has since worked in the Central African tropical forest region. She is a conservation scientist and advises WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) on surveys and monitoring in Central Africa. Her expertise covers survey methodologies, wildlife abundance and distribution, wildlife ecology and protected area management. She has published 60 peer-reviewed papers and 37 book chapters, mostly on wildlife conservation in Africa. Posts held in the past and to date include: membership of the Scientific Commission of UNEP-GRASP (Great Apes Survival Partnership) 2007-2014, IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group (PSG) 2007- present; IUCN SSC PSG Great Ape Section Executive Committee 2013-present; IUCN African Elephant Specialist Group 2011-present; and IUCN Giraffe and Okapi Specialist Group 2017- present. She was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology in 2013. She was Hon. Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh 1989-2007, then Hon. Research Fellow at the University of Stirling 2008-2016 and since 2018 is Hon. Professor, specifically in the African Forest Ecology Group.

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