Structure and leadership

IENE is governed by its General Assembly. The Governance Board is elected by the General Assembly and operates the network on a daily basis. The Scientific and Expert Committee oversees the network’s activities related to technical issues. An Executive Secretariat hosted by the French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity in Paris supports the work of the Governance Board and Scientific and Expert Committee and the implementation of IENE activities.

General Assembly

The General Assembly of members is the highest authority of IENE. It elects the members of the Governance Board and approves the IENE’s strategy and policies. It approves the IENE annual activity and financial reports and the IENE annual budget, and fixes the bi-annual membership contribution on the proposal of the Governance Board.

Governance Board

The Governance Board is the decision-making body of IENE in the period between the General Assembly meetings.
It leads the network, develops the overall strategy for IENE activities and projects and is responsible for fundraising for IENE core activities. Members of the Governance Board include members from the founding partners as well as members elected by the General Assembly for two-year terms.

Anders SjölundEcologist and National coordinator Nature at Swedish Transport Administration

anders.sjolund@trafikverket.se

Swedish Transport Administration

Chair of IENE SC
Field of expertise: wildlife and transport, animal vehicle collisions, wildlife crossings, infrastructure habitats and maintenance, planning

Adam HoflandNational Coordinator of National Defragmentation Program at Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment

adam.hofland@rws.nl

Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment

Field of expertise: wildlife crossings, mitigation measures, animal vehicle collisions, maintenance, landscape planning, landscape architecture, communication.

Andreas SeilerPhD, senior researcher, ecologist at SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)

seiler@wildlifeandtraffic.se

SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)

Field of expertise: wildlife and traffic, animal-vehicle collisions, mitigation, monitoring, landscape ecology, fragmentation, permeability, GIS

Carme RosellPhD and senior consultant at Minuartia wildlife consultancy

crosell@minuartia.com

Minuartia

Field of expertise: wildlife and transport, animal vehicle collisions, wildlife crossings

Elke HahnWork at the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Department of Roads – Planning and Environment

elke.hahn@bmvit.gv.at

Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

Responsible for IENE AwardsField of expertise: Environmental Impact Assessment, mitigation, wildlife and roads

Lazaros GeorgiadisBiologist and Environmental consultant

lazgeo36@gmail.com

Field of expertise: large carnivores, mitigation measures, environmental policy, nature conservation, education

Marita BöttcherScientific counselor at the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Department: Mitigation Impact Regulation, transport and planning

marita.boettcher@bfn.de

Federal Agency for Nature Conservation

Field of expertise: fragmentation (also indicators), planning (SEA; EIA; MIR), other impacts: artificial lightning, noise, small species

Tony SangwineRetire from Highways England, ex Senior Principal Environmental Adviser

asangwine@aol.com

Highways England

Field of expertise: horticulture, environmental assessment and design for transport

Yannick Autret Transport and environment research expert at the French Ministry for the Ecological and Solidarity Transition, Secretary of ITTECOP Research Programme (Infrastructures, Ecosystems and Landscape)

yannick.autret@developpement-durable.gouv.fr

French Ministry for the Ecological and Solidarity Transition

Field of expertise: environmental impacts of transport (vehicles and infrastructure) – noise, pollution, landscape and biodiversity

Jean-François LesigneEnvironmental attaché at RTE, in charge of the Environmental Management System and management advisor, coordinator of the Linear Infrastructure and Biodiversity Club (CILB)

jean-francois.lesigne@rte-france.com

RTE

Scientific and Expert Committee

The Scientific and Expert Committee  gathers about twenty individuals recognized for their scientific or technical expertise on a wide range of topics related to the IENE activity.
It is appointed by the IENE Governance Board upon suggestions from the General Assembly. It aims to be gender, geographically and disciplinary balanced.
The Scientific and Expert Committee aims at securing a high standard of scientific and practical expertise in questions concerning ecology and transportation infrastructure within IENE.

Andreas SeilerPhD, senior researcher, ecologist at SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)

seiler@wildlifeandtraffic.se

SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)

Field of expertise: wildlife and traffic, animal-vehicle collisions, mitigation, monitoring, landscape ecology, fragmentation, permeability, GIS

Clara GriloPhD at Fciencias.ID, Executive coordinator of the Review of the Red Book of Mammals in

clarabentesgrilo@gmail.com

Fciencias.ID

Darryl JonesProfessor Emeritus at Griffith University, Director Maarifa Foundation

d.jones@griffith.edu.au

Griffith University

Edgar Van Der GriftSenior research scientist at Wageningen University and Research Centre in The Netherlands.

edgar.vandergrift@wur.nl

Wageningen University

Field of expertise: impacts of habitat fragmentation on wildlife populations and effectiveness of measures that aim to restore habitat connectivity

Eric GuinardEcological engineer Head of projects in charge of research – CEREMA DterSO International expert at French Ministry for the Ecological and SolidarityTransition

eric.guinard@cerema.fr

CEREMA

Fraser ShilingProfessor at UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

fmshilling@ucdavis.edu

UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Ivo DostalResearcher (Non-Academic) – Transport Research Centre, CDV

ivo.dostal@cdv.cz

Transport Research Centre, CDV

Manisha BhardwajPostdoctoral Fellow at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

manisha.bhardwaj@live.ca

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Manuela PanzacchiResearcher at NINA

manuela.panzacchi@nina.no

NINA

Field of expertise: specialized in interface between behavioral ecology – in particular movement ecology and predator-prey interactions -, and conservation biology

Marguerite TrocméHead of the Environment Department at the Federal Roads Office (Astra)

marguerite.trocme@astra.admin.ch

Astra

Rodney Van Der ReenDirector of Ecology and Infrastructure International

rodney@ecologyandinfrastructure.com

Ecology and Infrastructure International

Field of expertise: specialist in quantifying and mitigating the negative ecological impacts of development

Rory CanavanBiodiversity & Natural Capital Leader at Arup

rtcanavan@btinternet.com

Arup

Field of expertise: ecologist and biodiversity specialist with considerable experience in natural capital and natural resource management

Anthony ClevengerWildlife Biologist at WTI – Montana State University

apclevenger@gmail.com

WTI – Montana State University

Vasek HlavacNature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic

hlavac.vaclav@seznam.cz

Wendy CollinsonProgramme Manager: Endangered Wildlife Trust – Wildlife and Transport Programme at Endangered Wildlife Trust

wendycollinson1@gmail.com

Endangered Wildlife Trust

Yun WangResearcher

wangyun80314@163.com

China Academy of Transportation Sciences

road ecology, especially on wildlife protection along roads network, landscape fragmentation caused by roads.

Executive Secretariat

The Executive Secretariat sits at the French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity in Paris, France.
The Executive Secretariat supports the Governance Board and Scientific and Expert Committee in their missions, contributes to the implementation of the IENE strategy and activities and manages the administration of IENE.
It works also as a facilitator for IENE events, including support to IENE international conferences, workshops and training sessions.

 

Contact:
IENE Executive Secretariat
Fondation pour la recherche sur la biodiversité
195 Rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris, FRANCE
Please get in touch by email at: info@iene.info

 

Or write directly to one member of the staff:

Charlotte NavarroIENE Executive Secretariat Officer

charlotte.navarro@fondationbiodiversite.fr

Julie de BouvilleIENE Communications Officer

julie.debouville@fondationbiodiversite.fr