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. 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. Prior to her role at Earthwatch, JoJo worked for 5 years as a consultant on a wide array of topics related to industrial agriculture and extractive industry, from climate change, freshwater management, food security and sustainable diets, to wildlife trade, habitat loss and cultural impacts.
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, Uganda, Kenya and Lao PDR, and serves as a commission member of the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group.
JoJo speaks fluent French.