Professor Nathalie Seddon

Professor of Biodiversity

Oxford Martin Senior Alumni Fellow

Professor Nathalie Seddon was Director of the Biodiversity Institute, and Oxford Martin Programme.

Nathalie studied Zoology and obtained her PhD at Cambridge University, where she then held a Junior Research Fellowship at Newnham College. She moved to the Department of Zoology, Oxford as a Royal Society University Research Fellow in 2005, was appointed a University Lecturer in 2009 and made Professor of Biodiversity in 2015. In summer 2017, she was awarded a a NERC Knowledge Exchange fellowship to work at the science-policy interface of nature-based solutions to climate change.

She studies the causes and consequences of biodiversity loss and climate change. Her current work as a NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellow and Research Associate of the International Institute for Environment and Development involves translating ecosystem science for the benefit of decision makers in government and business in order to bring the equitable protection of nature to the centre of the sustainable development agenda.