Sarah Stephen

M.Sc M.INC Student in International Nature Conservation

Screen Shot 2019-03-19 at 2.45.11 PMSarah is a dual-degree master student studying International Nature Conservation, a bi-national programme between Germany (Georg-August Universität Göttingen) and New Zealand (University of Lincoln). Her background is interdisciplinary with her bachelor studies in Environmental Science (University of Lethbridge) focused on bridging the social and natural sciences. Previous to joining the Global Mammal Assessment lab she worked with the United Nations’ Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity as a contractor within the Conservation and Sustainable Use Unit. Sarah will be conducting her master research as a visiting scholar at the Sapienza University of Rome.

Project summary

Effectiveness of CITES at reducing the extinction risk of terrestrial mammals

The aim of the project is to investigate CITES’ effectiveness through extinction risk modelling and provide insight into the characteristics that contribute to positive transitions in the conservation status of trade-threatened terrestrial mammals. The research will be conducted under the supervision of Dr Carlo Rondinini and Dr Moreno Di Marco, from the Global Mammal Assessment and Dr Matthias Waltert from Georg-August Universität Göttingen.

Professional interests

  • Biodiversity conservation

  • Global change

  • IUCN Red List

  • Spatial analysis

  • Behaviour change for conservation