Yunne Jai-Shin

Dr. Yunne-Jai Shin is a Director of Research for the Research Institute for Development for Marine Biodiversity, Exploitation and Conservation in France. She has a Ph.D. in Biomathematics from University Montpellier and two Master’s degrees in Biomathematics and Fisheries Science from the University of Paris and ENSAR Rennes. Previously, Dr. Shin acted as an honorary research associate at the University of Cape Town’s Department of Biological Sciences, and a research scientist at IRD. Her expertise is in marine biology and ecology. Some of her key achievements include the simulation of biodiversity scenarios for marine ecosystems under the combined effects of fishing and climate change; the assessment of the status of global marine ecosystems based on analyses of biodiversity indicators, and the development of state-of-the-art ecosystem models to run these scenarios. Dr. Shin served as the coordinating lead author of Chapter 4 of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ Global Assessment, Chapter 5 of the IPBES-IPCC scientific report, and participated in political hearings that ensued at the US Congress, French Parliament, and French Presidential Palace. What motivates Dr. Shin in AIMES is the opportunity to share visions from experts working in different disciplines and on different biomes. In the SSC, she hopes to contribute to the animation of research on biodiversity models and scenarios by bringing her expertise in marine ecosystem modeling and scenarios of ocean futures.