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Dr Nicole Esteban
Scientific Advisor

A marine ecologist with expertise on sea turtles, Nicole is an Associate Professor in the Bioscience department at Swansea University, a member of the IUCN Marine Turtle Specialist Group and UK representative on the UNEP-IOSEA Marine Turtle Taskforce for the Western Indian Ocean. Nicole first visited the Chagos Archipelago in 2012 to conduct the first satellite tracking study of nesting green turtles, and has since visited the islands on >10 research expeditions to address conservation priorities for hawksbill and green turtles breeding and foraging across the Archipelago. In former roles as a conservation biologist, protected area manager and policy maker, Nicole gained a wealth of conservation experience with diverse stakeholders, producing management plans, biodiversity action plans and environmental impact assessments. Conservation charity appointments have included five years as the Chair of the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance.