Dr Lynn Dicks

at Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

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Conservation Scientist, University of Cambridge

Dr Lynn Dicks is a conservation scientist focused on insect conservation, biodiversity in agricultural landscapes and high quality evidence synthesis.

She leads the Agroecology Research Group and is an Honorary Reader at UEA, where some of her research group are still based (see UEA webpages). They conduct trans-disciplinary research, at the interface between agro-ecology, policy and the food and farming industry.

Lynn's research is focused on making wildlife conservation more effective; by making relevant scientific knowledge accessible to conservationists, and by engaging decision-makers in guiding research towards questions of importance in conservation policy and practice.

She is currently working on two projects; managing ecosystems on commercial farms, and pollinator conservation and use of the landscape by wild bees. She is Biodiversity Lead for the Innovation Science Hub Committee, and a member of the Method Development Committee for the Cool Farm Alliance.

Lynn has also worked on the Conservation Evidence website, an information resource that supports decisions about how to maintain and restore global biodiversity. In partnership with other organisations, they publish synopses of evidence in areas of particular interest. The first, a synopsis of evidence on wild bee conservation, is now available. They are compiling synopses on birds and farmland in northern Europe.