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Invasive alien species experts

 

Co-chairs, Aníbal Pauchard, Helen Roy, and Peter Stoett are leading the assessment team, which consists of more than 70 experts from more than 40 countries encompassing all UN regions and a variety of expertise. This team was carefully selected by the IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) and Bureau.

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Experts

Chapter 1. Setting the scene 

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Gender Nationality(ies)
Dr. Anibal Pauchard Chair Chile Male Chile
Prof. Helen Roy Chair United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Female United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Dr. Peter Stoett Chair Canada Male Canada
Mr. Piero Genovesi Review editor Male Italy
John Wilson Review editor South Africa Male United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Dr. Tatsiana Lipinskaya Fellow Scientific and Practical Center for Bioresources of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Female Belarus
Dr. Joana Vicente Fellow Portugal Female Portugal

Chapter 2. Synthesis of past and future trends in the spread, pathways, evolutionary change and distribution of invasive alien species

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Gender Nationality(ies)
Prof. Laura Meyerson Coordinating Lead Author United States of America Female United States of America
Dr. Sebataolo Rahlao Coordinating Lead Author South Africa Male Lesotho
Dr. Hanno Seebens Coordinating Lead Author Germany Male Germany
Dr. Alla Aleksanyan Lead Author Romania Female Armenia
Mr. Franck Courchamp Lead Author France Male France
Switzerland
Mr. Emre Keskin Lead Author Turkey Male Turkey
Prof. Petr Pysek Lead Author Czechia Male Czechia
Mr. Alifereti Tawake Lead Author Fiji Male Fiji
Dr. Elena Tricarico Lead Author Italy Female Italy
Mr. Bernd Lenzner Fellow University of Vienna Male Germany
Dr. Hanieh Saeedi Fellow Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Center Female Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Chapter 3. Direct and indirect drivers responsible for, inter alia, the introduction, spread, abundance and dynamics of invasive alien species

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Gender Nationality(ies)
Prof. Philip Hulme Coordinating Lead Author New Zealand Male New Zealand
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Prof. Tohru Ikeda Coordinating Lead Author Japan Male Japan
Prof. Vigdis Vandvik Coordinating Lead Author Norway Female Norway
Dr. Ryan Blanchard Lead Author South Africa Male South Africa
Dr. Morelia Camacho-Cervantes Lead Author Mexico Female Mexico
Asuka Koyama Lead Author Japan Female Japan
Dr. Carolina Morales Lead Author Argentina Female Argentina
Dr. Linus Munishi Lead Author United Republic of Tanzania Male United Republic of Tanzania
Dr. Nirmalie Pallewatta Lead Author Sri Lanka Female Sri Lanka
Dr. Jan Pergl Lead Author Czechia Male Czechia
Prof. Anthony Ricciardi Lead Author Canada Male Canada
Dr. Carlos Zambrana Torrelio Lead Author EcoHealth Alliance Male Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Dr. Caiyun Zhao Lead Author China
Dr. Aveliina Helm Review editor Estonia Female Estonia
Mr. Pagny Franck Placide Junior Fellow Laboratoire de Botanique Male Côte d'Ivoire
Dr. Esra Per Fellow Turkey Female Turkey
Dr. Rafael Xavier Fellow Brazil Male Brazil

Chapter 4. Environmental, economic and social impact of invasive alien species

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Gender Nationality(ies)
Mr. Sven Bacher Coordinating Lead Author Switzerland Male Switzerland
Germany
Dr. Bella Galil Coordinating Lead Author Israel Female Israel
Dr. Martin Nuñez Coordinating Lead Author Argentina Male Argentina
Dr. Michael Ansong Lead Author Ghana Male Ghana
Phill Cassey Lead Author Australia Male New Zealand
Dr. Katharina Dehnen-Schmutz Lead Author Germany Female Germany
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Dr. Ankila Hiremath Lead Author Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) Female India
Dr. Makihiko Ikegami Lead Author Japan
Dr. Angeliki- Kelly Martinou Lead Author Cyprus Female Cyprus
Greece
Ms. Shana McDermott Lead Author United States of America Female United States of America
Dr. Cristina Preda Lead Author Czechia Female Romania
Dr. Alejandro Valenzuela Lead Author Argentina Male Argentina
Prof. Montserrat Vila Lead Author Spain Female Spain
Dr. Romina Fernandez Fellow Instituto de Ecología Regional, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán Female Argentina
Ms. Ellen Ryan-Colton Fellow Australia Female Australia

Chapter 5. Effectiveness of past and current programmes and tools for the global, national and local prevention and management of invasive alien species and their impacts

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Gender Nationality(ies)
Mr. Sankaran Kavileveettil Coordinating Lead Author India Male India
Dr. Evangelina Schwindt Coordinating Lead Author Argentina Female Argentina
Mr. Andrew Sheppard Coordinating Lead Author Australia Male Australia
Prof. Rafael Dudeque Zenni Lead Author Brazil Male Brazil
Dr. Chika Egawa Lead Author Japan Female Japan
Dr. Llewellyn Foxcroft Lead Author South Africa Male South Africa
Dr. Ana Isabel Gonzalez-Martinez Lead Author Mexico Female Mexico
Dr. Bukombe Kija Lead Author Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute Male United Republic of Tanzania
United Republic of Tanzania
Dr. Jana Mullerova Lead Author Czechia Female Czechia
Dr. Lora Peacock Lead Author New Zealand Female New Zealand
Dr. Sonia Vanderhoeven Lead Author Belgium Female Belgium
Prof. Wycliffe Wanzala Lead Author Kenya
Dr. Silvia Ziller Review editor Female Brazil
Germany
Dr. Maria Loreto Castillo Fellow Centre for Invasion Biology-Stellenbosch University. Female Chile
Ms. Dongang Mangwa Fellow Cameroon Female Cameroon
Cameroon

Chapter 6. Future options for the prevention and management of invasive alien species and provide an analysis of possible support tools for decision makers 

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Gender Nationality(ies)
Prof. Patricia Howard Coordinating Lead Author United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Female Netherlands
United States of America
Prof. Melodie McGeoch Coordinating Lead Author Future Earth Female Australia
South Africa
Dr. Alejandro Ordonez Coordinating Lead Author Denmark Male Colombia
Netherlands
Mr. Ernesto Brugnoli Lead Author Uruguay Male Uruguay
Dr. Bridget Bwalya Umar Lead Author Zambia Female Zambia
Dr. chaeho byun Lead Author Republic of Korea Male Republic of Korea
Dr. Miguel Fernandez Trigoso Lead Author NatureServe Male Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Dr. Quentin Groom Lead Author Belgium Male United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Dr. Stanislav Ksenofontov Lead Author Male Russian Federation
Prof. Henn Ojaveer Lead Author Estonia Male Estonia
Dr. Bharat Shrestha Lead Author Nepal Male Nepal
Dr. Daniel Simberloff Lead Author United States of America Male United States of America
Prof. Julie Lockwood Review editor United States of America Female United States of America
Prof. Kevin Berry Fellow United States of America Male United States of America
Mr. Ninad Mungi Fellow India Male India
Ms. Betty Rono Fellow German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig Female Kenya

MEP/Bureau 

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Gender Nationality(ies)
Mr. Rashad Allahverdiyev Bureau task force/expert group member Male Azerbaijan
Prof. Youngbae Suh Bureau task force/expert group member Male Republic of Korea
Mr. Rashad Allahverdiyev Bureau task force/expert group member Male Azerbaijan
Prof. Youngbae Suh Bureau task force/expert group member Male Republic of Korea
Prof. Eric Fokam MEP task force/expert group member Male Cameroon
Dr. Shizuka Hashimoto MEP task force/expert group member Male Japan
Mr. Ruslan Novitsky MEP task force/expert group member Male Belarus

Technical Support Unit

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Gender Nationality(ies)
Ms. Noriko Moriwake Technical Support Unit head Female Japan
Ryoko Kawakami Technical Support Unit Female Japan
Mr. Andre Mader Technical Support Unit Male South Africa
Tanara Renard Truong Van Nga Technical Support Unit Female France