My ambition is to apply my extensive experience in environmental issues to contribute to a planet..
...where humans and biodiversity can co-exist today and into the future;
...where landscapes can evolve to be resilient well into the future, act as a habitat for small and large creatures, and continue to provide for future generations;
...where environmental priorities are effectively incorporated into political decisions at all levels;
...where knowledge of ecosystems, and their relationships to human societies, continues to improve;
...where stakeholders at all levels are able to engage in environmental protection, management and restoration.
I strive to use my skills and expertise by working with partners who share my goals.
A tradition for December... the Global Landscape Forum which I attended in Bonn. Interesting discussions on integration and on the urgency that dire climate predictions are placing on us...
Hot off the press..! Our book on integrated approaches to forest landscape restoration (FLR) has come out (published by Earthscan/Routledge). It has been a very stimulating process bringing together a diverse group of researchers seeking to broaden perspectives for FLR implementation.
The Federal University of Zurich (ETHZ) hosted an inspiring two-day conference on scaling up restoration (6-7 June). More information can be found on their website. I look forward to seeing follow up work on this important topic..!