Nathalie Seddon is Professor of Biodiversity at the University of Oxford and Founding Director of the Nature-based Solutions Initiative, an interdisciplinary programme of research, policy advice, and education aimed at increasing understanding of the effectiveness of nature-based solutions to global challenges. After training as an evolutionary ecologist at Cambridge University, she developed broad research interests in understanding the origins and maintenance of biodiversity and its relationship with global change.
She is a Senior Associate of the International Institute for Environment and Development and a Senior Fellow of the Oxford Martin School. Nathalie advises governments, UN agencies, and businesses on Nature-based Solutions and is a Friend of CoP26, i.e. one of 28 global experts currently advising the UK government on CoP26.