Professor Lynn Dicks

Professor of Ecology at Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

Conservation Scientist, University of Cambridge

Professor 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 researching how to protect and manage biodiversity in agricultural landscapes, alongside sustainable, high-yielding food production. This includes current projects on landscape-scale restoration, global insect decline and biodiversity impacts of current transitions in farming systems, such as ecological intensification in South America, ‘Zero Budget Natural Farming’ in India and regenerative agriculture in the UK.

Lynn is a Board Member of the UK Government nature conservation agency, Natural England, and co-Chairs the Natural England Science Advisory Committee. She was a Co-ordinating Lead Author of the IPBES Thematic assessment of pollinators, pollination and food production from 2014-2016, and has worked on the Conservation Evidence project at the University of Cambridge since 2009. She is biodiversity lead for the Science Advisory Council of the Cool Farm Alliance.