Meet the experts

The Biodiversity Intactness Index for Africa is estimated by convening over one hundred experts in African biodiversity. Collectively, these experts hold invaluable knowledge about how diverse human activities in different African regions are impacting the populations of African species, from lions to lizards. The BII provides a means of aggregating this knowledge into biodiversity data for decision-making.

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Region
Species Group

ABRAHAM BAMBA-KAYA

Gabon
BII expert in: Amphibians

Abubakr Mohammad

Sudanese, based in the United Kingdom
BII expert in: Birds

Alain D. Missoup, Prof.

Cameroon
BII expert in: Bats, insectivores and rodents

Alan Lee, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Birds

Andrew de Blocq

South Africa
BII expert in: Birds

Andrew J. Plumptre, Dr.

British
BII expert in: Large herbivores and primates

Andrew Turner, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Amphibians and reptiles

ARA MONADJEM, PROF.

Eswatini
BII expert in: Birds, bats, rodents, insectivores

Beth Kaplin, Prof.

United States of America based in Rwanda
BII expert in: Primates

Bibi (Birthe) Linden, Dr.

German, based in South Africa
BII expert in: Primates

BLAISE KADJO, DR.

Ivory Coast
BII expert in: Bats

Bongikosi C. Gumbi

Swaziland
BII expert in: Insectivores and rodents

BRYAN MARITZ, DR.

South Africa
BII expert in: Reptiles

Chevonne Reynolds, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Birds

Christiane Denys, Prof.

France
BII expert in: Insectivores and rodents

Claude Mande

Democratic Republic of the Congo
BII expert in: Bats and primates

Colin Chapman, Dr.

Canada
BII expert in: Primates

David Allan

South Africa
BII expert in: Birds

David Ehlers Smith, Dr.

British, based in South Africa
BII expert in: Birds

Dominic Rollinson, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Birds

Duncan MacFadyen, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Bats and rodents

Edward Aruna

Sierra Leone
BII expert in: Amphibians and reptiles

Elie Tobi

Gabon
BII expert in: Amphibians and reptiles

Emmanuel Danquah, Prof.

Ghana
BII expert in: Large herbivores and Primates

Emmanuel M. Hema, Dr.

Burkina Faso
BII expert in: Large herbivores

Eric Moise Bakwo Fils, Prof.

Cameroon
BII expert in: Bats

Evans E. Nkrumah, Dr.

Ghana
BII expert in: Bats

Francesca Parrini, Prof.

Italian based in South Africa
BII expert in : Large herbivores

Francesco Rovero, Prof.

Italian
BII expert in: Large carnivores, large herbivores, insectivores, primates, rodents and small carnivores

Frederik Van de Perre, Dr.

Belgium
BII expert in: Insectivores

GARETH HEMPSON, DR.

South Africa
BII expert in: Large herbivores and plants

Gregory F.M. Jongsma

Canadian, based in the United States of America
BII expert in: Amphibians

Hanneline Smit-Robinson, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Birds

Jennifer Danzy Cramer, Dr.

United States of America
BII expert in: Primates

Jerry Nkenku

DR Congo
BII expert in: Primates

Johan T. du Toit, Prof.

United States of America
BII expert in: Large carnivore and Large herbivore

Johannes Penner, Dr.

Germany
BII expert in: Amphibians and reptiles

John Measey, Prof.

British, based in South Africa
BII expert in: Amphibians and reptiles

Jonathan Onongo

Uganda
BII expert in: Birds

Josef Bryja, Prof.

Czechia
BII expert in: Insectivores and rodents

Julie T. Shapiro, Dr.

American, based in Israel
BII expert in: Bats

Karen Esler, Prof

South Africa
BII expert in: Biodiversity indices

Katarzyna Nowak, Dr.

Polish, based in Canada, Tanzania and South Africa
BII expert in: Primates

Kate Jackson, Prof.

Canadian, based in USA
BII expert in: Reptiles

Laurent Granjon, Dr.

France
BII expert in: Rodents

Luke Verburgt

South Africa
BII expert in: Amphibians and reptiles

Mannus Justin O’Riain, Prof.

South Africa
BII expert in: Primates

Mariano Houngbédji

Benin
BII expert in: Primates

Marina Cords, Prof.

United States of America
BII expert in: Primates

Matthew Child

South Africa
BII expert in: Biodiversity Indices

Melissa Whitecross, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Birds

Michael F. Bates, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Amphibians and reptiles

Michelle Brown, Prof.

United States of America
BII expert in: Primates

MNQOBI L. MAMBA

Eswatini
BII expert in: Bats, rodents and insectivores

N’GORAN GERMAIN KOUAME, DR.

Ivory Coast
BII expert in: Amphibians and reptiles

Nancy Nthenya Moinde, Dr.

Kenyan, based in Canada
BII expert in: Primates, large herbivores and rodents

Natalie Weber

Germany
BII expert in: Bats

Nico Avenant, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Bats, Rodents and Insectivores

NICOLA STEVENS​, DR.

South African, based in the UK
BII expert in: plants

NonoLeGrand Gonwouo, Dr.

Cameroon
BII expert in: Amphibians and reptiles

Pamela Cunneyworth

Canadian, based in Kenya
BII expert in: Primates

Paul Gacheru Macharia

Kenya
BII expert in: Birds and primates

Paul Scholte, Dr.

Dutch based in Ethiopia
BII expert in: Large herbivores

PAUL WEBALA, DR.

Kenya
BII expert in: Bats

Peter S Goodman, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Large carnivores

PRINCE KALEME, DR.

DR Congo
BII expert in: Bats, Rodents and Insectivores

Samuel Ivande, Dr.

Nigeria
BII expert in: Birds

Samuel Temidayo Osinubi, Dr.

Nigerian, based in Canada
BII expert in: Birds

Sedjro G. A. Nago, Dr.

Benin
BII expert in: Amphibians and reptiles

Seth J. Eiseb, Dr.

Namibia
BII expert in: Rodents

Sidney Shema

Kenya
BII expert in: Birds

Simon Musila, Dr.

Kenya
BII expert in: Bats

Sina M. Weier, Dr.

German, based in South Africa
BII expert in: Bats

Stephen Spawls

United Kingdom
BII expert in : Reptiles

Vaclav Gvozdik, Dr.

Czechia
BII expert in: Amphibians and reptiles

Victor V. Cakenberghe, Dr.

Belgium
BII expert in: Bats

Violaine Nicolas, Dr.

France
BII expert in: Rodents and insectivores

Yvette Ehlers Smith, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Birds

Yvonne A. de Jong, Dr.

Nederland, based in Kenya
BII expert in: Primates