Professor Yvonne Buckley is an ecologist and the Professor of Zoology at Trinity College Dublin, a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and Academia Europaea, an Irish Research Council Laureate and was awarded the British Ecological Society President’s medal (2021) and BES award (2022). She has highly cited papers in conservation, ecology, zoology, botany and agricultural sciences. She is a Senior Editor for Journal of Ecology.
Prof. Buckley is an ecologist with expertise in environmental decision making, conservation, natural capital management and population ecology. She co-directs Nature+, the Trinity Centre for Biodiversity and Sustainable Nature-based Solutions. She leads a team of researchers and students seeking to understand the fundamental drivers of animal and plant population processes in a rapidly changing world. She uses these discoveries to provide support for environmental decisions in the areas of biodiversity conservation, invasive species management, climate change and habitat restoration. She was the founding President of a learned society for ecologists in Ireland, the Irish Ecological Association, served as chair of the National Biodiversity Forum, providing advice to government on biodiversity strategy (2015-2021). She also provides advice to the Climate Change Advisory Committee through membership of the national Carbon Budgets Working Group and is a co-Chair of the All Island Climate and Biodiversity Research Network. She is a monthly science columnist for the Irish Times and a Director of both Dublin Zoo and the National Biodiversity Data Centre.
Professor Buckley is originally from North Cork in Ireland and received a B.A in Biology (1st class) from Oxford University and a Ph.D. from Imperial College London (2002). She worked at Imperial College London, the University of Queensland and CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Australia before joining Trinity College Dublin in 2014.