Meriwether Wilson is Reader/ Associate Professor in Marine Science and Policy at the University of Edinburgh. Her research projects, teaching and publications focus on the science-policy-society intersections of marine ecosystems, in particular biodiversity, ocean governance and climate adaptation for small island developing states (SIDS) and large-ocean island nations. Meriwether also founded the university’s interdisciplinary MSc in Marine Systems and Policies.
Before joining the University of Edinburgh, Meriwether spent two decades working on marine protected areas and sustainable development, at the World Bank and other international organisations. She worked at diverse ocean scales, cultures and economies, with field work and leadership in the Pacific, Caribbean, Europe and the Red and Black Seas. Meriwether has degrees from Duke University (BA), Yale University (MES) and University of Washington (PhD), and is a long-standing member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas.