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

Abdullahi Ali, Dr.

Kenya
BII expert in: Large herbivores

ABRAHAM BAMBA-KAYA

Gabon
BII expert in: Amphibians

Abubakr Mohammad

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

Addisu Mekonnen, Dr.

Ethiopia
BII expert in: Primates

Alain D. Missoup, Prof.

Cameroon
BII expert in: Bats, insectivores and rodents

Alan Lee, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Birds

Alexander Sliwa, Dr.

Germany
BII expert in: Small carnivores

Aliza le Roux, Prof.

South Africa
BII expert in: Small carnivores and primates

Andrew de Blocq

South Africa
BII expert in: Birds

Andrew J. Plumptre, Dr.

United Kingdom
BII expert in: Large herbivores and primates

Andrew Skowno, Dr

South Africa
BII expert in: Plants

Andrew Taylor, Dr.

British, based in South Africa
BII expert in: Small carnivores

Andrew Turner, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Amphibians and reptiles

Anne Mette Lykke, Dr.

Danish
BII expert in: Plants

ARA MONADJEM, PROF.

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

Benneth Obitte

Nigeria
BII expert in: Bats

Beth Kaplin, Prof.

American, 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

Dalton Gibbs

South Africa
BII expert in: Birds and plants

Dan Parker, Prof.

South Africa
BII expert in: Large carnivores and large herbivores

Darren Pietersen, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Small carnivores

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

Emily Bennitt, Dr.

British, based Botswana
BII expert in: Large carnivores

Emmanuel Danquah, Prof.

Ghana
BII expert in: Large herbivores and primates

Emmanuel Do Linh San, Prof.

Swiss, based in South Africa
BII expert in: Small carnivores

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

Filipe Carvalho, Dr.

Portuguese, based in South Africa
BII expert in: Small carnivores

Firas Hayder

Tunisian, based in South Africa
BII expert in: Small carnivores

Frances Siebert, Prof.

South Africa
BII expert in: Plants

Francesca Parrini, Prof.

Italian, based in South Africa
BII expert in: Large herbivores

Francesco Rovero, Prof.

Italy
BII expert in: Rodents, insectivores, large herbivores, large carnivores, small carnivores and primates

Frans Radloff, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Large carnivores and large herbivores

Frederik Van de Perre, Dr.

Belgium
BII expert in: Insectivores

Fredrik Dalerum, Dr.

Sweden
BII expert in: Small carnivores

GABRIEL BADJEDJEA BABANGENGE

Democratic Republic of the Congo
BII expert in: Amphibians

Galena Woodhouse

United Kingdom
BII expert in: Plants

GARETH HEMPSON, DR.

South Africa
BII expert in: Large herbivores and plants

Géraldine Veron, Prof.

France
BII expert in: Small carnivores

Gregory F.M. Jongsma

Canadian, based in the USA
BII expert in: Amphibians

Haemish Melville, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Small carnivores

Hanneline Smit-Robinson, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Birds

Harriet Davies-Mostert, Dr.

Zimbabwean, based in South Africa
BII expert in: Large carnivores and large herbivores

Helga van der Merwe, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Plants

Humphrey Kato

Uganda
BII expert in: Primates

James Harvey

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

Jan A. Venter, Prof.

South Africa
BII expert in: Large carnivores and large herbivores

Jason Gilchrist.Dr

United Kingdom
BII expert in: Small carnivores

Jasper Slingsby, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Plants

Javier Juste, Prof

Spain
BII expert in: Bats

Jennifer Danzy Cramer, Dr.

United States of America
BII expert in: Primates

Jerry Nkenku

Democratic Republic of the Congo
BII expert in: Primates

Jesus Aguirre Gutierrez, Dr.

Mexican, based in the United Kingdom
BII expert in: Plants

Johan T. du Toit, Prof.

United States of America
BII expert in: Large carnivores and large herbivores

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

José María Fernández-García

Spain
BII expert in: Small carnivores

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

Kevin Mganga, Dr.

Kenyan, based in the Netherlands
BII expert in: Plants

Laurent Granjon, Dr.

France
BII expert in: Rodents

Liaan Minnie, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Small carnivores

Lourens Swanepoel, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Small carnivores

Luke Verburgt

South Africa
BII expert in: Amphibians and reptiles

Mannus Justin O’Riain, Prof.

South Africa
BII expert in: Primates

Marcel Kouete

Cameroon
BII expert in: Amphibians

Mariano Houngbédji

Benin
BII expert in: Primates

Marina Cords, Prof.

United States of America
BII expert in: Primates

Marine Drouilly, Dr.

French, based in West Africa
BII expert in: Small carnivores

Mariska te Beest, Dr.

Netherlands
BII expert in: Plants

Mark-Oliver Rödel, Dr.

Germany
BII expert in: Amphibians and reptiles

Marna Herbst, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Small carnivores

Matthew Child

South Africa
BII expert in: Biodiversity Indices

Melissa Whitecross, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Birds

Mervyn Lotter, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in Plants

Michael Brown, Dr.

United States of America
BII expert in: Large herbivores

Michael F. Bates, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Amphibians and reptiles

Michael Somers, Prof.

South Africa
BII expert in: Small carnivores

Michelle Brown, Prof.

United States of America
BII expert in: Primates

Mike Peel, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Large herbivores, large carnivores and plants

Missoup Alain Didier, Prof

Cameroon
BII expert in: Bats, insectivores, rodents

MNQOBI L. MAMBA

Eswatini
BII expert in: Bats, rodents and insectivores

Morgan Hauptfleisch, Prof.

Namibia
BII expert in: Small carnivores

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, insectivores and small carnivores

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 Telfer, Dr.

American, based in the Congo Basin
BII expert in: Primates

PAUL WEBALA, DR.

Kenya
BII expert in: Bats

Paulina Meller, Dr.

Germany
BII expert in: Plants

Peter S Goodman, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Large herbivores

Philippe Gaubert, Dr.

France
BII expert in: Small carnivores

PRINCE KALEME, DR.

Democratic Republic of the Congo
BII expert in: Bats, rodents and insectivores

RAMESH THARMALINGAM, DR

India
BII expert in: Small carnivores

Richard John Power

South Africa
BII expert in: Small carnivores

Rob Marchant, Prof.

United Kingdom
BII experts in: Plants

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

Stefan Siebert, Prof.

South Africa
BII expert in: Plants

Stephen Spawls

United Kingdom
BII expert in: Reptiles

Steve Belmain, Prof.

United Kingdom
BII expert in: Rodents

Susanne Vetter, Prof.

South Africa
BII expert in: Plants

Terrence Demos, Dr.

United States of America
BII expert in: Bats, insectivores and rodents

Thomas C Wagner, Dr.

Germany
BII expert in Plants

Thomas Doherty-Bone, Dr.

United Kingdom
BII expert in: Amphibians and reptiles

Tom Butynski, Dr.

American, based in Kenya
BII expert in: Primates

Trevor McIntyre, Prof.

South Africa
BII expert in: Small carnivores

Ute Schmiedel, Dr.

Germany
BII expert in: Plants

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

Wayne Twine, Prof.

South Africa
BII expert in: Plants

Yvette Ehlers Smith, Dr.

South Africa
BII expert in: Birds

Yvonne A. de Jong, Dr.

Dutch, based in Kenya
BII expert in: Primates