Dr Lynn Dicks, Royaume-Uni, photo by Philippe Besnard/POLLINIS
Festival des pollinisateurs et des abeilles de Groix, photo by Philippe Besnard/POLLINIS


Professor Lynn Dicks FRES is an Associate Professor teaching ecology and conservation as part of the Cambridge Natural Sciences degree at the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, working on biodiversity in agricultural landscapes, particularly the impacts of transitioning to more sustainable farming systems.

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.

Lynn is a Board Member of Natural England Co-Chairing the Science Advisory Committee, 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, editor and science communications adviser, publishing articles in science magazines such as New Scientist, BBC Wildlife and Focus, and serving as a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4’s Home Planet.

From 2016-2019 she was based at the University of East Anglia, where she holds an Honorary Readership.

portrait of Professor Lynn Dicks FRES