Dr Meriwether Wilson
Dr Meriwether Wilson (PhD) is a Co-Investigator of the Marine Benefits Project. She is a marine ecologist and is a Senior Lecturer in Marine Science and Policy at the University of Edinburgh's School of Geosciences. Her research focuses on the science-policy-society intersections of international transboundary marine and island ecosystems and services. This focus builds upon two decades of international experience (World Bank, UNESCO, UNDP, IUCN, NOAA) on establishing marine protected areas globally across diverse ecological scales, cultures and economies. Dr. Wilson is also Director of the MSc in Marine Systems and Policies at the University of Edinburgh; a Member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas; a Co-Lead on an EU Consortium Grant 'OPERAS' on "Operationalizing Ecosystem Services"; was a Contributing Author for the 2014 IPCC AR5 Working Group II Report, and is currently a Contributor Author for IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services report.