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Shauna Mahajan

Shauna Mahajan

Conservation Social Scientist, World Wildlife Fund


  • Conservation Social Scientist, World Wildlife Fund


Shauna is a conservation social scientist interested in how science informs decision-making, the applications of resilience theory, and participatory research. At the World Wildlife Fund, Shauna's work focuses on the science of conservation design and evaluation and supports the development of institutional monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) systems. She currently focuses on integrating systems thinking into conservation strategy, and evaluating the impacts of community-based conservation. Her past research has taken her to explore the agriculture landscapes of Quebec; river basins in the eastern United States, and fishing communities in the Indian Ocean. She holds a BA from McGill University and a MSc from the Stockholm Resilience Centre.