Dr. Nikhil Advani leads WWF's work on climate, communities and biodiversity. This includes conducting vulnerability assessments and developing adaptation strategies for WWF priority species, as well as researching how rural communities are being affected by changes in weather and climate, how they are responding, and how their responses impact biodiversity. Based on these findings, we are developing and implementing projects that help wildlife and human communities persist in a changing climate.
Nikhil was born and brought up in Kenya, and went on to pursue his bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin. His thesis focused on gaining a better mechanistic understanding of species response to climate change, using the Glanville Fritillary butterfly as a model species.