Audrey Wagner

Research Interests

My pronouns are she/her

My interdisciplinary background blends nature-based solutions, plant ecology and biology with sustainable food systems expertise. I hold an MSc. in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford, and a BSc. in Environment and Food Production, with a minor in International Agriculture from McGill University in Canada. Particularly interested in Latin America, I focused my Masters dissertation research on payments for ecosystems services and indigenous sovereignty in the Peruvian Amazon. I am especially well-versed in permaculture and regenerative agriculture, holding a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC). At the NbSI, I am working on the Agile Initiative Sprint 3, on scaling up NbS in the UK. I am also responsible for developing the Global Interactive Map of NbS case studies, as well as being one of the NbS Conference 2022 coordinators. Previously, I completed research and internships in Panama, Cuba, Belize, and India, among others, with organizations such as the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). I worked as the Sustainability Coordinator of university food and dining services for over a year and was also the founder and president of the McGill Permaculture Club for three years, in addition to the co-founder of the Mac Regenerative Food Hub. I am passionate about using nature-based solutions to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation, reversing biodiversity loss and achieving equitable livelihoods for all people.