Senior Principal Consultant
JoJo is a conservation biologist with 17 years of practical experience in biodiversity research, including eight years spent living in Central Africa investigating great ape and elephant population dynamics and community ecology.
At The Biodiversity Consultancy, JoJo works on agricultural, renewable, oil and gas, mining and consumer goods projects to align their activities with IFC PS6 requirements. She has extensive experience developing Critical Habitat Assessments, Biodiversity Action Plans, Residual Impact Assessments, Monitoring and Evaluation Plans, Offset Implementation Plans and the design of biodiversity surveys.
JoJo joined TBC from Earthwatch Europe, where she worked as a Senior Research Lead focused on sustainable agriculture. In this role, JoJo worked closely with agri-businesses to improve sustainability within their supply chains, and acted as a convener between farmers, businesses and policy makers to drive forward the sustainable agriculture agenda.
JoJo specialises in baseline surveys using non-invasive monitoring techniques (camera trapping, genetic sampling, distance sampling and capture-recapture), large mammal feeding ecology and habitat use (faecal sampling, phenology, vegetation sampling and isotopic analysis), inter-species competition, conservation in flooded habitats, and assessing protected area effectiveness. JoJo has conducted biodiversity research in Gabon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Uganda, Kenya and Lao PDR, and serves as a commission member of the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group.
JoJo speaks fluent French