Dr Lynn Dicks FRES is an Associate Professor in Animal Ecology at the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge. She is a Fellow of Selwyn College and leads the Agroecology Research Group in the Zoology Department. She was a Co-ordinating Lead Author of the IPBES Thematic assessment of pollinators, pollination and food production and has authored over 80 scientific publications on insect conservation, agricultural biodiversity and evidence-based conservation in agricultural landscapes. She is the scientific lead for the Cool Farm Biodiversity Tool, and a member of the Science Advisory Council for the Cool Farm Alliance. She has a degree from Oxford University in Biological Sciences (1995) and a PhD from Cambridge University (2002) on the ecology of flower-visiting insects. From 2002-2009, she worked as a science writer and science communications adviser. From 2016-2019 she was based at the University of East Anglia, where she holds an Honorary Readership.