Phoebe Griffith

+ 49 30 / 64 181 524

Müggelseedamm 310, 12587 Berlin


My research focuses on the conservation of freshwater megafauna, with a particular focus on their biocultural diversity, recognizing the various cultural roles of freshwater megafauna species as a key aspect of their conservation.  I am interested in conservation of biodiversity in all its facets – species, cultural, functional and phylogenetic – especially how we can use different types of diversity in an applied way, to gain public and political support for the conservation of freshwater species and their threatened ecosystems.

I am dedicated to the conservation of crocodilians, and prior to starting at IGB focused on the conservation management of the gharial in Nepal.  I am co-chair of the European Croc Network, and of the Early-Career Croc Network for Asia, and am a member of the IUCN SSC Crocodile Specialist Group.


2023 – present     Postdoc, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Germany

2017-2023             DPhil in Conservation Biology, University of Oxford, UK  & Zoological Society of London (ZSL) UK

2015-2016             MSc in Wild Animal Biology, Royal Veterinary College, UK & Zoological Society of London, UK

2012-2015             BA in Biological Sciences, University of Oxford, UK

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