Georgina Mace is Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystems and Director of the UCL Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research (CBER). Her research interests are in measuring the trends and consequences of biodiversity loss and ecosystem change.
She led the development of criteria for listing species on the IUCN's Red List of threatened species, and was a coordinating lead author for biodiversity in the the Millenium Ecosystem Assessment (www.maweb.org). Recently, she has worked on the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (uknea.unep-wcmc.org); was a co-investigator on the NERC Valuing Nature Network, and Associate Director of the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation Programme, funded by DfID, NERC and ESRC (www.espa.ac.uk).
She was elected FRS in 2002, and was the 2007 winner of the international Cosmos prize. She was President of the Society for Conservation Biology from 2007-2009, and President of the British Ecological Society from 2011-2013. She is currently a NERC Research Council member; member of the Council of the Royal Society, and Chair of the Science Committee for the DIVERSITAS global change research programme.