Simon Pierre Lhoest
Postdoctoral Researcher, BAEF Fellow, Conseration Innovation Lab, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes
Center for Biodiversity Outcomes
Arizona State University
PO Box 874501
Tempe, AZ 7527-4551
- Postdoctoral Researcher, BAEF Fellow, Conseration Innovation Lab, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes
Simon Lhoest was a BAEF Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes at Arizona State University. Simon is a conservation biologist who has primarily focused his research on biodiversity management and conservation in Africa since 2015. He has designed and conducted interdisciplinary work, using environmental and social approaches to improve the assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services through quantitative and qualitative surveys in Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, and Gabon. He has developed expertise in biodiversity surveys (e.g., with drones, camera traps), community-based natural resource management, while mastering mapping and GIS techniques.
Since late 2020, his postdoctoral research has helped inform the science-policy interface for wildlife conservation. He works to integrate research findings and efforts into protected area management by designing actionable science for all conservation stakeholders. Simon conducts his research by involving the private and public sectors in close collaboration.
- PhD, Liège University (Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech), 2020