Speakers at the N8 AgriFood Conference

Dr Tracie Evans

Head of Natural Science, Environmental Land Management, DEFRA

Tracie currently leads the natural science workstream within an interdisciplinary evidence team supporting the design and development of the new Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme. Their workstream comprises a wide range of expertise including climate change science, hydrology and ecology. As a workstream they are responsible for providing cross-cutting evidence to support policy decisions including: which environmental outcomes we should pay for in ELM; how environmental outcomes can be delivered and how we can monitor change in environmental outcomes and thus, the success of ELM. Her background is in ecology and entomology, having worked in numerous research institutes looking at plant-insect-crop relationships and studying for a PhD looking at the implications of land management on the movement and behaviour of pollinators.