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Experts

Chairs

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation
Prof. Sandra Diaz Chair Future Earth Argentina
Italy
CONICET - Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
Prof. Josef Settele Chair Germany Germany
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Mr. Eduardo Sonnewend Brondizio Chair Brazil Brazil
Department of Anthropology at Indiana University

Chapter 1: introduction and setting the stage.

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation
Prof. Sandra Diaz Coordinating lead author Future Earth Argentina
Italy
CONICET - Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
Prof. Josef Settele Coordinating lead author Germany Germany
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Mr. Eduardo Sonnewend Brondizio Coordinating lead author Brazil Brazil
Department of Anthropology at Indiana University
Ms. Xuemei Bai Lead author Australia Australia
Australian National University
Arne Geschke Lead author Germany Germany
School of Physics, University of Sydney
Prof. Unai Pascual Lead author Spain
Ikerbasque (Basque Foundation for Science), Basque Centre for Climate Change, Bilbao
Alan Simcock Lead author United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Chapter 2. Status and trends of Status and Trends – Drivers of Change, Nature and Nature’s Contributions to People

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation
Prof. Patricia Balvanera Coordinating lead author Mexico Mexico
Instituto de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas y Sustentabilidad (IIES), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Ms. Kate Brauman Coordinating lead author Institute on the Environment United States of America
University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment
Mr. Lucas Alejandro Garibaldi Coordinating lead author Argentina Argentina
Universidad Nacional de Río Negro (UNRN)
Kazuhito Ichii Coordinating lead author Japan
Chiba University
Mr. Zsolt Molnár Coordinating lead author Hungary Hungary
Centre for Ecological Research
Mr. David Obura Coordinating lead author Kenya Kenya
Coastal Oceans Research and Development – Indian Ocean (CORDIO) East Africa.
Mr. Alexander Pfaff Coordinating lead author United States of America United States of America
Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy
Mr. Steve Polasky Coordinating lead author United States of America
University of Minnesota
Mr. Andrew Purvis Coordinating lead author United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The Natural History Museum, London
Ms. Katherine Willis Coordinating lead author United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Oxford University
Ms. Cynthia Zayas Coordinating lead author Ugnayang Pang-AghamTao, Inc. (Anthropological Association of the Philippines) Philippines
University of the Philippines
Ms. Yildiz Aumeeruddy Thomas Lead author Mauritius Mauritius
Centre National de la Recherce Scientifique (CNRS)
Mr. Nakul Chettri Lead author International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) India
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
Mr. Fabrice Declerck Lead author Belgium Belgium
Bioversity International/CGIAR
Dr. Mohammad Dulloo Lead author Mauritius Mauritius
CGIAR
Mr. Bardukh Gabrielyan Lead author National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia Armenia
Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology
Mr. Eduardo Garcia Frapolli Lead author Mexico
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Mr. Julian Gutt Lead author Germany Germany
Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Mr. Andrew Hendry Lead author United States of America
McGill University
Mr. Syed Ainul Hussain Lead author India India
Wildlife Institute of India
Ms. Ute Jacob Lead author Germany Germany
Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity at the University of Oldenburg Ammerländer Heerstraße 231, 26129 Oldenburg, Germany
Mr. Emre Keskin Lead author Turkey Turkey
Ankara University
Dr. Matías Mastrangelo Lead author Argentina
National Research and Technology Council of Argentina (CONICET), Universidad de Mar del Plata
Ms. Leticia Merino Lead author Mexico
National University of Mexico
Mr. Peter Akong Minang Lead author Cameroon Kenya
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Ms. Nidhi Nagabhatla Lead author United Nations University India
United Nations University (UNU-INWEH) Institute for Water, Environment and Health
Dr. Aidin Niamir Lead author Germany Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Institute
Prof. Nsalambi Nkongolo Lead author United States of America
United States of America
Institut Facultaire des Sciences Agronomiques (IFA) de Yangambi, Kisangani, Dem. Rep. Congo
Mr. Bayram Öztürk Lead author Turkey Turkey
İstanbul University
Hannes Palang Lead author Estonia Estonia
Tallinn University, School of Humanities
Mr. Pedro Henrique Santin Brancalion Lead author Brazil
Universidade de São Paulo
Dr. Lynne Shannon Lead author South Africa South Africa
Department of Biological Sciences, and the Marine Research (MA-RE) Institute, University of Cape Town
Ms. Madhu Verma Lead author India India
World resources Institute, New Delhi, India
Mr. Andres Viña Lead author Colombia
Michigan State University
Dr. Hazel Arceo Review editor Philippines
Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines
Prof. Stanley Asah Review editor Cameroon United States of America
Cameroon
University of Washington
Dr. Rodolfo Dirzo Review editor Mexico
United States of America
Stanford University - Woods Institute for the Environment
Prof. Eric Lambin Review editor Belgium
Earth & Life Institute, Université catholique de Louvain and Department of Earth System Science, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University
Prof. Jayalaxshmi Mistry Review editor United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Royal Holloway University of London
Prof. Sebsebe Demissew Woodmatas Review editor Ethiopia
Addis Ababa University
Mr. Pedro Jaureguiberry Fellow Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) Argentina
IMBIV (CONICET-Universidad Nacional de Córdoba)
Dr. Rashad Salimov Fellow Azerbaijan
Institute of Botany of ANAS
Dr. Uttam Babu Shrestha Fellow Global Young Academy Nepal
University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Ms. Anna Sidorovich Fellow The Scientific and Practical Centre for Bioresources of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Belarus
Scientific and Practical Centre for Bioresources of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus

Chapter 3: progress towards meeting major international objectives related to biodiversity and ecosystem services

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation
Mr. Stuart Butchart Coordinating lead author United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
BirdLife International
Ms. Suneetha Mazhenchery Subramanian Coordinating lead author United Nations University India
UNU-Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
Ms. Patricia Miloslavich de Klein Coordinating lead author Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
University of Tasmania/Universidad Simon Bolivar
Prof. Belinda Reyers Coordinating lead author South Africa South Africa
Future Africa, University of Pretoria
Ms. Cristina Adams Lead author Brazil
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
School of Arts, Sciences and Humanity
Ms. Elena Bennett Lead author United States of America United States of America
McGill University
Mr. Bálint Czúcz Lead author Hungary Hungary
MTA Centre for Ecological Research, Institute of Ecology and Botany
Mr. Leonardo Galetto Lead author Argentina Argentina
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
Dr. Kathleen Galvin Lead author United States of America United States of America
Colorado State University
Ms. Leah Gerber Lead author Ecoservices Group, Arizona State University United States of America
School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University
Dr. Tamrat Gode Lead author Ethiopia Ethiopia
Addis Abeba University
Mr. Walter Jetz Lead author Future Earth Germany
Imperial College London (P/T) and Yale University
Dr. Ishmael Bobby Mphangwe Kosamu Lead author Malawi Malawi
University of Malawi
Ms. Maria Gabriela Palomo Lead author Argentina Argentina
National History Museum
Mr. Mostafa Panahi Lead author ECO-IEST Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University
Prof. Victoria Reyes García Lead author Spain Spain
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
Ms. Elizabeth Selig Lead author Norway United States of America
Norwegian Institute for Water Research/Stanford University
Mr. Gopal Shankar Singh Lead author India
Banaras Hindu University
Mr. David Tarkhnishvili Lead author Georgia
Ilia State University
Mr. Haigen Xu Lead author China China
Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences, Ministry of Environmental Protection of China
Dr. Fikret Berkes Review editor Canada
Turkey
University of Manitoba
Dr. Thomas Brooks Review editor United States of America United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)
Dr. Abigail Lynch Fellow United States of America United States of America
U.S. Geological Survey, National Climate Adaptation Science Center
Ms. Tuyeni Heita Mwampamba Fellow United Republic of Tanzania Mexico
Institute of Ecosystems & Sustainability Research, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Aibek Samakov Fellow Kyrgyzstan
Universität Tübingen

Chapter 4: plausible futures of nature, nature's benefits to people and their contributions to a good quality of life

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation
Prof. Almut Arneth Coordinating lead author Germany Germany
Karlsruhe Inst. of Technology, KIT, Dept. Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU), Germany
Mr. Guy Midgley Coordinating lead author South Africa South Africa
University of Stellenbosch
Dr. Rinku Roy Chowdhury Coordinating lead author United States of America
Clark University
Ms. Yunne Jai Shin Coordinating lead author France France
Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD)
Dr. Yaw Agyeman Boafo Lead author Ghana
Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies, University of Ghana
Ms. Elena Bukvareva Lead author Russian Federation
A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution Russian Academy of Sciences
Prof. Andreas Heinimann Lead author Switzerland Switzerland
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), & Institute of Geography (GIUB), University of Bern
Ms. Andra Ioana Horcea Milcu Lead author Romania
University of Helsinki
Prof. Pavel Kindlmann Lead author Czechia Czechia
Global Change Research Centre, Academy of Sciences, Brno
Dr. Melanie Kolb Lead author Mexico Mexico
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Ms. Zdenka Krenova Lead author Czechia
Global Change Research Centre, AS CR
Mr. Paul Leadley Lead author France
Ecology, Systematics evolution Labaratory, University of Paris Sud-France
Mr. Thierry Oberdorff Lead author Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) France
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
Dr. Philip Osano Lead author Stockholm Environment Institute Kenya
Stockholm Environment Institute
Mr. Ramon de La Concepcion Pichs Madruga Lead author Asociacion Nacional de Economistas y Contadores de Cuba (ANEC) Cuba
Centre for World Economy Studies (CIEM)
Dr. Carlo Rondinini Lead author International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Italy
Sapienza University of Rome
Dr. Osamu Saito Lead author Japan Japan
United Nations University
Dr. Jyothis Sathyapalan Lead author India India
India
National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj - NIRD
Prof. TianXiang Yue Lead author China China
Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Prof. Milan Chytrý Review editor Czechia
Department of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University
Dr. Md Zeenatul Basher Fellow Michigan State University Bangladesh
Michigan State University
Mr. Ignacio Palomo Fellow Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) Spain
Basque Centre for Climate Change
Mr. Patricio Pliscoff Fellow Chile Chile
Universidad Catolica de Chile

Chapter 5: scenarios and pathways towards a sustainable future

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation
Prof. John Agard Coordinating lead author Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
University of the West Indies
Prof. Kai Chan Coordinating lead author Canada Canada
University of British Columbia
Dr. Jianguo Liu Coordinating lead author United States of America China
Dr. Dolors Armenteras Pascual Lead author Universidad Nacional de Colombia Colombia
Spain
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Dr. Agni Boedhihartono Lead author Indonesia
University of British Columbia
Dr. Wai Lung (William) Cheung Lead author Future Earth Canada
China
The University of British Columbia
Dr. Ana Paula Dutra De Aguiar Lead author Brazil
Brazilian Institute for Space Research (INPE)/Stockholm Resilience Centre
Dr. Shizuka Hashimoto Lead author Japan Japan
University of Tokyo
Ms. Gladys Cecilia Hernández Pedraza Lead author Cuba
CIEM Research Centre for World Economy
Mr. Thomas Hickler Lead author Germany Germany
Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Mr. Jens Jetzkowitz Lead author Germany Germany
Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Mr. Marcel Kok Lead author Netherlands Netherlands
PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
Mr. Michael Alan Murray-Hudson Lead author University of Botswana Botswana
University of Botswana Okavango Research Institute
Dr. Patrick Ofarrell Lead author South Africa South Africa
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Theresa Satterfield Lead author Canada Canada
University of British Columbia
Dr. Ali Saysel Lead author Turkey Turkey
BOĞAZİÇİ University
Mr. Ralf Seppelt Lead author Germany Germany
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
Mr. Bernardo Strassburg Lead author Brazil
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
Mr. Dayuan Xue Lead author China China
School of Life and Environmental Science, Minzu University of China
Prof. Karen Esler Review editor South Africa
Conservation Ecology & Entomology Department, Stellenbosch University
Ms. Lenke Balint Fellow Birdlife International Romania
Hungary
BirdLife International
Dr. Assem Abdelmonem Ahmed Mohamed Fellow Egypt
Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MALR), Central Laboratory for Agricultural Climate (CLAC)
Dr. Odirilwe Selomane Fellow Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) South Africa South Africa
Stockholm Resilience Centre and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Chapter 6: opportunities and challenges for decision makers

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation
Prof. Jona Razzaque Coordinating lead author United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Department of Law, Faculty of Business and Law, University of the West of England
Ms. Ingrid Visseren Hamakers Coordinating lead author United States of America Netherlands
Radboud University
Dr. Ambika Gautam Lead author Nepal
Kathmandu Forestry College
Dr. Mine Islar Lead author Turkey Turkey
Sweden
Lund University Centre For Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS)
Dr. Md Saiful Karim Lead author Australia Australia
Bangladesh
Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology
Ms. Eszter Kelemen Lead author Hungary Hungary
ESSRG; Institute for Sociology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Prof. Jinlong Liu Lead author China China
Renmin University of China
Dr. Gabriel Lui Lead author Brazil
Department of Forests and Control of Deforestation, Brazilian Ministry of the Environment
Ms. Pamela Mcelwee Lead author United States of America United States of America
Rutgers University
Mr. Abrar Juhar Mohammed Lead author Addis Ababa University Ethiopia
The University of Tokyo
Mr. Eric Dada Mungatana Lead author Kenya
University of Pretoria
Mr. Roldan Muradian Lead author Netherlands
Universidade Federal Fluminense
Ms. Graciela Rusch Lead author Noregian institute for nature research Argentina
Norwegian Institute for Nature Research
Ms. Esther Turnhout Lead author Netherlands Netherlands
Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group, Wageningen University
Dr. Meryl Williams Lead author Australia
AsiaPacific-FishWatch
Ms. Julia Carabias Lillo Review editor Mexico
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Mr. Jan Plesník Review editor Czechia Czechia
Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic (NCA CR)
Ms. Ivis Julieta Chan Fellow Belize
Plantlife International
Dr. Álvaro Fernández Llamazares Fellow University of Helsinki Spain
University of Helsinki
Dr. Michelle Lim Fellow International Social Science Council (ISSC) Australia
Adelaide Law School
Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation
Ms. Maria Manuela Carneiro Da Cunha Review editor Portugal
The University of Chicago
Ms. Georgina Mace Review editor United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
University College London
Esq. Harold Mooney Review editor United States of America United States of America
United States of America
Stanford University

Bureau and Multidisciplinary Expert Panel representatives

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation
Mr. Ivar Andreas Baste Bureau task force/expert group member Norway
Norwegian Environment Agency
Ms. Ana Hernandez Salgar Bureau task force/expert group member Colombia
Alexander von Humboldt Institute
Mr. Asghar Mohammadi Fazel Bureau task force/expert group member Iran (Islamic Republic of)
ECO-IEST
Mr. Robert Watson Bureau task force/expert group member United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Tyndall Center Department of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
Dr. Luthando Dziba MEP task force/expert group member South Africa
South African National Parks (SANParks)
Dr. Markus Fischer MEP task force/expert group member Switzerland
University of Bern
Ms. Yi Huang MEP task force/expert group member China China
Centre of Environmental Sciences, Peking University
Dr. Madhav Karki MEP task force/expert group member Nepal
IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management and IPBES
Ms. Isabel Sousa Pinto MEP task force/expert group member Portugal
Biology Department of the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto and Ciimar
Ms. Katalin Török MEP task force/expert group member Hungary
Centre for Ecological Research
Dr. Bibiana Vilá MEP task force/expert group member Argentina
Spain
CONICET: National Research Council

Technical Support Unit

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation
Ms. Hien Ngo Technical support unit (head) Canada
IPBES Secretariat
Mr. Maximilien Gueze Technical support unit France
IPBES Secretariat