Researcher biography

James Allan is now a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam (contact e: t: @jamesecology). He was previously a postdoc and PhD student within the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science at The University of Queensland (2014–2019). His research focused on wilderness conservation, mapping changes in human pressure globally and understanding how this impacts species and the places set aside to protect them. His work on threats to Natural World Heritage Sites won the prestigious Elsevier Atlas Award for its global importance to humanity and society. James also consulted on applied research projects for non-government organizations including the Wildlife Conservation Society and The Nature Conservancy on conservation projects in Mozambique, Kenya and Papua New Guinea.