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Dr Lizzie Tyler

Dr Lizzie Tyler

Acting Executive Secretary of the Forum, focusing on outputs (maternity cover between February and September 2016)

Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge


Lizzie was Acting Executive Secretary while Rosamunde was on maternity leave between February and September 2016 and she concentrated on output from the Forum meetings.

She is a marine ecologist, recently a post-doctoral researcher at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, where she studied connectivity in coral reef fish. She is affiliated with the Conservation Research Group in Zoology. Her research interests span community ecology, marine reserves and fisheries. Prior research includes the neutral theory (Cambridge) and trait ecology (Sheffield).

She has experience in environmental impact assessment of the energy sector, reporting for the Convention on Biological Diversity and designing ecological monitoring for marine reserves.

She completed her MA in Biological Sciences (with Anthropology) and DPhil (Zoology) at Oxford University, where she assessed the effectiveness of marine reserves in Tanzania.


  • coral reef ecology and conservation
  • marine ecology; how fish and invertebrate communities function
  • impacts of fishing, management practice and the energy sector on marine fauna
  • fisheries and conservation implementation in developing countries