PhD candidate, Transformational Research Integrative Biodiversity Conservation Science
Cecilia Olima is a PhD candidate in the Integrative Biodiversity and Conservation Science research team. Her research takes a stakeholder-based approach in order to map and value ecosystem services provided by the mangrove forest, both within its current state and in plausible alternative scenarios. She holds a master's degree in Plant Ecology from Kenyatta University. Her master's project focused on the assessment of coastal protection and harvested goods provided by the mangrove forest in Mida creek, Kenya. She is passionate about the sustainable use of ecosystems and about raising awareness among different stakeholder groups in regard to environmental issues and possible ways to solve them.