WCS Uganda

Staff

Andrew Plumptre
Director Albertine Rift Program
Andy Plumptre established has been managing WCS's Albertine Rift Program since 2000. One of the few people to have ever visited all of the sites in the Albertine Rift he has been working to conserve the six key landscapes and their biodiversity.
Beatrice Kyasimiire
Land Use planning specialist WCS Uganda
Ben Kirunda
Botanical Officer
Erika Rowland is a conservation scientist working for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s North America Program with a background in forest resources, palaeoecology, and applied conservation. For several years she has focused on climate change adaptation for natural resource conservation in sites across North America, applying both vulnerability assessment and other climate impact science and engaged in the decision-making and approaches that support it. She has also been involved in developing adaptation-oriented guidance and trainings with the many partners, including the USFWS National Conservation Training Center. Erika earned degrees from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (MS) and University of Maine (PhD).
Benjamin Sunday
Field assistant Queen Elizabeth Lions
Carol Bogezi
Former Senior project officer wild programme
Geoffrey Mwedde
Regional Manager WCS Uganda
Geoffrey manages WCS Uganda's projects in Western Uganda and has been involved in the transboundary collaboration between Uganda and DRC in the past.
Grace Nangendo
Programme manager Uganda GIS Lab
Grace manages the GIS lab in Uganda and manages projects involving remote sensing, species and scenario modeling and training in GIS methods.
Hamlet Mugabe
Ornithologist Officer
Hamlet Mugabe has been leading WCS's surveys of birds throughout the Albertine Rift.
Ivan Buyondo
GIS and Information Technology Officer
James Watson
Director, Science and Research Initiative
James is an Associate Professor Fellow at University of Queensland and Director of Science and Research Initiative at the Wildlife Conservation Society. For the past six years, James has directed WCS’s climate change program, leading the planning and implementation of climate adaptation and REDD+ projects throughout WCS’s landscape, seascape, and species conservation programs. He currently serves on the leadership committee for the Science for Nature and People (SNAP) Initiative, the International Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Data and Knowledge Task Force, and was chair of the IUCN’s climate change specialist group. James was recently elected the global president of the Society for Conservation Biology. He is the director the Green Fire Science research group (www.greenfirescience.com) whose mission is to do applied research that is linked directly to the practice of conservation. in 2004 where, funded by a Rhodes Scholarship, he explored the effects of habitat fragmentation on birds in Madagascar and Australia. James is the current President-elect of the Society of Conservation Biology; Chair of the IUCN’s Climate Change Specialist Group; an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia; an editor of four conservation journals (Conservation Biology, Diversity and Distributions, Scientific Reports, and Pacific Conservation Biology); and he has published more than 80 peer-reviewed and popular articles on conservation-related issues.

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