Chief Science & Policy Officer
Conservation Biology Institute
Phoebe has a fire in her belly about accelerating transformative and sustainable change in society. She is a biodiversity and climate change strategic planner, sustainability strategist, conservation and global change ecologist), policy analyst and teacher, affiliate full professor at the University of Washington and chief science and policy officer at the Conservation Biology Institute.
Phoebe has 26 years of deep experience on three continents, mainly in Africa, North America and Europe – founding and running national and bioregional programs, and helping steer global ones.
A behavioral and evolutionary ecologist by background, she now works in academia, government, nonprofits and with community science groups at global, ecoregional and local scales on the existential problems of our time: biodiversity loss, ecological connectivity, climate risk and adaptation, green economic recovery, and sustainability tipping points. Phoebe and her filmmaker husband John Bowey also work through film, immersive media, and prose to tell compelling and powerful stories about ecosystem health, biodiversity, climate and society, among other big issues (https://www.phoebebarnard.com/conservation-writing-filmmaking and https://www.tmvusa.net/). She holds a PhD from Uppsala University.