Mark R. Herse

I am an ecologist with interests in wildlife ecology, community-based environmental management, and conservation politics. My current research focuses on population ecology of endangered turtles in northern Thailand and involves working in partnership with local community members to assist in local river management. I am also critically examining the Convention on Biological Diversity's post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (COP15), including potential impacts for local livelihoods and community forestry within Thailand. Previously, my PhD focused on population ecology and harvest responses of waterfowl within Aotearoa New Zealand. There, my PhD was part of a multidisciplinary cross-cultural project to assist Indigenous Māori in their efforts to re-institute customary management of wildlife and wetlands. 

Email: markr.herse [at]


Positions (post-PhD)

Publications and submitted manuscripts