Expertise: Ecosystem Services, Resilience, Socio-ecological systems

Dr Benis Egoh is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine (UCI). She holds a Master degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Cape Town and a PhD in Zoology from Stellenbosch University. Before joining UCI, she worked for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa as a principal researcher and the European Commission as a scientific officer. Dr. Egoh’s’ area of interest lies in generating research outputs on biodiversity and ecosystem services that are relevant for policy implementation. These include the identification of priority areas for conservation actions such as restoration and protection, mapping and modeling ecosystem services, and understanding relationships between ecosystem services and biodiversity. Her recent work is focusing on the impacts of commodity trade on biodiversity and ecosystem services & quantifying the benefits from restoration in California. She was a lead author for IPBES African Assessment and a coordinating lead author for IPBES Values Assessment. She is currently an executive committee member of the Ecosystem Services Partnership.

Setting the scene for achievable post-2020 convention on biological diversity targets: A review of the impacts of invasive alien species on ecosystem services in Africa

An operational model for mainstreaming ecosystem services for implementation

Linking biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being: three challenges for designing research for sustainability

Integrating ecosystem services into conservation assessments: a review