Georgina Mace is Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystems at the University College London (UCL) Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research (CBER). Her research interests are in measuring the trends and consequences of biodiversity loss and ecosystem change, especially in the context of climate and other global changes. Her work has contributed to methods for identifying species at risk of extinction in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and to assessing biodiversity in relation to ecosystem services. Her recent work focuses on the links between environmental conditions and poverty alleviation, and debates concerning natural capital accounting. She was a member of the UK Natural Capital Committee from 2012 to 2018, advising the UK government, and is currently a member of the Climate Change Committee Adaptation Sub-Committee, providing the government with expert advice on preparing for and adapting to climate change.