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Dr Benis Egoh

CSIR principal researcher

Egoh’s area of interest lies in generating research outputs on biodiversity and ecosystem services that are relevant for policy implementation. This includes the identification of priority areas for conservation actions such as restoration and protection.

Full Profile

Egoh's key competencies are in ecosystem services, conservation planning, restoration ecology and invasion biology. Before joining the CSIR, Egoh worked for the European Commission and contributed to various policy implementation tasks on biodiversity and ecosystem services including the development of a framework for mapping and assessing ecosystem services which is being used by European Union member states. Egoh is a Board member of the Society for Conservation Biology African section, and the lead author of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. She is also a member of Working Group 6 of the Earth Observation and Biodiversity Observation Network.

Expertise: Conservation biology

Academic qualifications: 
  • BSc (Hons), Zoology, University of Uyo, Nigeria
  • MSc (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town, 2002
  • PhD (Zoology), Stellenbosch University, 2009

Contact Person

Dr Benis Egoh

begoh@csir.co.za