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Valerie Kapos
Valerie Kapos
Valerie Kapos is Senior Programme Officer in the Climate Change & Biodiversity and Ecosystem Assessment programmes of UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre in Cambridge and has worked with the Centre for many years.

She trained as a tropical forest ecologist and conducted field research in Latin America and the Caribbean for 15 years, including studies of the ecological effects of forest fragmentation in Amazonia and remote sensing of forest cover change.

Her recent work with UNEP-WCMC and others has focused on: the potential of climate change mitigation policy and action to deliver multiple benefits, including for biodiversity conservation; and development and use of biodiversity indicators, including spatial indicators derived from land cover data and indicators derived from national forest assessments, to support policy and decision making at international and national scales.

Valerie was born in the USA and holds a PhD from Washington University, in St Louis, Missouri
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