Senior Policy Analyst
BSc, PGDipSci, MEnvLS (Hons), PhD (Waikato)
Marie is the Senior Policy Analyst for EDS, specialising in biodiversity policy. She holds degrees in science and environmental law and a PhD from the University of Waikato that focussed on the use of ecological compensation under the RMA. Marie has worked in the fields of RMA compliance monitoring and natural environment policy and has a keen interest in effective environmental governance.
Marie is the lead author of Vanishing Nature: facing New Zealand’s biodiversity crisis and the more recent Pathways to prosperity: safeguarding biodiversity in development. In 2016, her research focus areas are the environmental outcomes of the Resource Management Act and a new project on monitoring and enforcement of environmental law in New Zealand.
Marie is based in Upper Hutt and is a keen martial artist and enjoys tramping and camping in the great outdoors.