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Experts

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Gender Nationality(ies)
Mr. Luca Montanarella Chair Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Male Italy
Mr. Robert Scholes Chair South Africa Male South Africa

Chapter 1: Benefits to people from avoidance of land degradation and restoration of degraded land

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Gender Nationality(ies)
Ms. Judith Fisher Coordinating Lead Author Australia Female Australia
Dr. Oumarou Malam-Issa Review editor Niger Male Niger
Mr. Pascal Podwojewski Review editor France Male France

Chapter 2: Concepts and perceptions of land degradation and restoration

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Gender Nationality(ies)
Mr. Florent Kohler Coordinating Lead Author France Male Brazil
Prof. Janne Kotiaho Coordinating Lead Author Finland Male Finland
Dr. Shonil Bhagwat Lead Author United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Male United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
India
Dr. Laetitia Navarro Lead Author Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network – GEO BON Female France
Ms. Robin Reid Lead Author United States of America Female United States of America
Mr. Tao Wang Lead Author China Male China
Dr. Alejandro León Review editor Chile Male Chile
Ms. Katalin Török Review editor Hungary Female Hungary
Ms. Maylis Desrousseaux Fellow Environmental law institute - Lyon 3 University Female France

Chapter 3: Direct and indirect drivers of land degradation and restoration

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Gender Nationality(ies)
Ms. Nichole Barger Coordinating Lead Author United States of America Female United States of America
Mr. Toby Gardner Coordinating Lead Author Sweden Male United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Dr. Mahesh Sankaran Coordinating Lead Author India Male India
Mr. Patrick Meyfroidt Lead Author Belgium Male Belgium
Mr. Francisco Moreira Lead Author Portugal Male Portugal
Ms. Tiina Maileena Nieminen Lead Author Finland Female Finland
Dr. Toshiya Okuro Lead Author Japan Male Japan
Dr. Vivek Saxena Lead Author India Male India
Dr. Linda Broadhurst Liaison expert Australia Female Australia
Ms. Violaine Brochier Liaison expert France Female France
Prof. Forest Isbell Liaison expert United States of America Male United States of America
Mr. Ricardo Ribeiro Rodrigues Liaison expert Brazil Male Brazil
Ms. Valerie Kapos Review editor United States of America Female United States of America
Mr. Neil Mckenzie Review editor Australia Male Australia
Ms. Marina Monteiro Fellow Universidade Federal de Goiás Female Brazil
Mr. Matthew Ross Fellow Duke University Male United States of America

Chapter 4: Status and trends of land degradation and restoration and associated changes in biodiversity and ecosystem functions

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Gender Nationality(ies)
Dr. Stephen Prince Coordinating Lead Author UNCCD Male United States of America
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Mr. Graham Von Maltitz Coordinating Lead Author UNCCD Male South Africa
Mr. Fengchun Zhang Coordinating Lead Author China Male China
Dr. Charles Driscoll Lead Author Syracuse University Male United States of America
Dr. Gil Eshel Lead Author Israel Male Israel
Mr. Guy Midgley Lead Author South Africa Male South Africa
Dr. David Moreno Mateos Lead Author Spain Male Spain
Dr. Kenneth Byrne Liaison expert Ireland Male Ireland
Mr. German Kust Liaison expert Russian Federation Male Russian Federation
Prof. Cristina Martínez-Garza Liaison expert Mexico Female Mexico
Prof. Jean Paul Metzger Liaison expert Brazil Male Brazil
France
Mr. Mongi Sghaier Liaison expert Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) Male Tunisia
Mr. San Thwin Liaison expert Myanmar Male Myanmar
Mr. Chencho Norbu Review editor Bhutan Male Bhutan
Prof. James Reynolds Review editor United States of America Male United States of America
Mr. Bernard Nuoleyeng Baatuuwie Fellow University for Development Studies, Ghana Male Ghana

Chapter 5: Land degradation and restoration associated with changes in ecosystem services and functions, and human well-being and good quality of life

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Gender Nationality(ies)
Prof. Barend Erasmus Coordinating Lead Author South Africa Male South Africa
Mr. Matthew Potts Coordinating Lead Author University of California Male United States of America
Mr. Sebastian Arnhold Lead Author Germany Male Germany
Ms. Simone Athayde Lead Author Federal University of Tocantins Female United States of America
Brazil
Dr. Tim Holland Lead Author Canada Male Canada
Ms. Eliška Krkoška Lorencová Lead Author Global Change Research Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences Female Czechia
Mr. Andrew Lowe Lead Author Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network Male Australia
Ms. Sandra Verónica Acebey Quiroga Liaison expert Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Female Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Dr. Peter Elias Liaison expert International Social Science Council (ISSC) Male Nigeria
Dr. Maria Fennessy Liaison expert Ramsar Convention Secretariat Female United States of America
Mr. Chuluun Togtohyn Liaison expert Mongolia Male Mongolia
Prof. Edson Gandiwa Review editor Zimbabwe Male Zimbabwe
Mr. Ephraim Maduhu Nkonya Review editor International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Male United Republic of Tanzania

Chapter 6: Responses to avoid land degradation and restore degraded land

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Gender Nationality(ies)
Mr. Ram Pandit Coordinating Lead Author Nepal Male Nepal
Dr. John Parrotta Coordinating Lead Author United States of America Male United States of America
Ms. Emilie Coudel Lead Author France Female France
Prof. James Harris Lead Author United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Male United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Dr. Douglas Karlen Lead Author United States of America Male United States of America
Mr. Ádám Kertész Lead Author Hungary Male Hungary
Ms. Juana Mariño De Posada Lead Author Colombia Instituto Alexander von Humboldt Female Colombia
Mr. Daniel Vieira Lead Author Brazil Male Brazil
Dr. Yaakov Anker Liaison expert Samaria and the Jordan Rift R&D center Male Israel
Mr. Cristóbal Félix Diaz Morejón Liaison expert Cuba Male Cuba
Prof. Noraini Mohd Tamin Liaison expert Malaysia Female Malaysia
Dr. Phumza Ntshotsho Liaison expert Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) South Africa Female South Africa
Dr. Susan Galatowitsch Review editor Ramsar Convention Secretariat Female United States of America
Ms. Florencia Montagnini Review editor United States of America Female Argentina
United States of America
Mr. Ruishan Chen Fellow Hohai University Male China

Chapter 7: Scenarios of land degradation and restoration

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Gender Nationality(ies)
Mr. Matthew Cantele Coordinating Lead Author United States of America Male United States of America
Mr. Ben Ten Brink Coordinating Lead Author Netherlands Male Netherlands
Ms. Aletta Bonn Lead Author Germany Female Germany
Dr. Miguel Fernandez Trigoso Lead Author Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network – GEO BON Male Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Mr. Nathanial Matthews Lead Author Canada Male Canada
Prof. Joe Morris Lead Author United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Male United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Ms. Machteld Schoolenberg Lead Author Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) Female Netherlands
Mr. Wilson Ramirez Hernandez Liaison expert Instituto Alexander von Humboldt Male Colombia
Mr. Petr Havlik Review editor Czechia Male Czechia
Mr. Yoshiki Yamagata Review editor Japan Male Japan
Ms. Vanessa Marie Adams Fellow University of Queensland Female United States of America
Australia

Chapter 8: Decision support to address land degradation and support restoration of degraded land

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Gender Nationality(ies)
Ms. Grace Nangendo Coordinating Lead Author Uganda Female Uganda
Dr. Louise Willemen Coordinating Lead Author Netherlands Female Netherlands
Ms. Nana Bolashvili Lead Author Georgia Female Georgia
Mr. David Douterlungne Lead Author Mexico Male Belgium
Ms. Alexandra Langlais Lead Author France Female France
Dr. Prasanta Kumar Mishra Lead Author India Male India
Ms. Lindsay Stringer Lead Author UNCCD Female United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Dr. Mekuria Argaw Denboba Liaison expert Ethiopia Male Ethiopia
Ms. Jayne Belnap Liaison expert United States of America Female United States of America
Mr. Ulf Molau Liaison expert Sweden Male Sweden
Mr. Pedro Henrique Santin Brancalion Review editor Brazil Male Brazil
Ms. Mary Kathryn Seely Review editor United States of America Female United States of America
Dr. Sugeng Budiharta Fellow Indonesian Institute Of Sciences Male Indonesia

MEP/Bureau

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Gender Nationality(ies)
Mr. Rashad Allahverdiyev Bureau task force/expert group member Male Azerbaijan
Mr. Fundisile Goodman Mketeni Bureau task force/expert group member Male South Africa
Mr. Günay Erpul MEP task force/expert group member Male Turkey
Ms. Yi Huang MEP task force/expert group member Female China
Ms. Marie Roué MEP task force/expert group member Female France
Dr. Leng Guan Saw MEP task force/expert group member Male Malaysia

Scoping land degradation assessment

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Gender Nationality(ies)
Mr. Mourad Arabi Scoping expert Algeria Male Algeria
Ms. Roxana Aragón Scoping expert Argentina Female Argentina
Dr. Mekuria Argaw Denboba Scoping expert Ethiopia Male Ethiopia
Ms. Nichole Barger Scoping expert United States of America Female United States of America
Ms. Nana Bolashvili Scoping expert Georgia Female Georgia
Mr. Gonzalo Chapela Scoping expert Mexico Male Mexico
Mr. Hamid Čustović Scoping expert Male Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ms. Jocelyn Davies Scoping expert Australia Female Australia
Mr. Frito Dolisca Scoping expert Haiti Male Haiti
Prof. Magdy El Bana Scoping expert Egypt Male Egypt
Mr. Toby Gardner Scoping expert Sweden Male United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Ms. Archana Godbole Scoping expert Applied Environmental Research Foundation Female India
Mr. Edgar E. Gutierrrez Espeleta Scoping expert Costa Rica Male Costa Rica
Ms. Mikiko Ishikawa Scoping expert Japan Female Japan
Dr. Md Saiful Karim Scoping expert Australia Male Australia
Bangladesh
Mr. Florent Kohler Scoping expert DIVERSITAS Male Brazil
Ms. Sevinc Madenoglu Scoping expert Turkey Female Turkey
Ms. Ana Mendes Scoping expert Portugal Female Portugal
Mr. Alisher Mirzabaev Scoping expert Center for Development Research (ZEF) University of Bonn Male Uzbekistan
Prof. Noraini Mohd Tamin Scoping expert Malaysia Female Malaysia
Prof. Joe Morris Scoping expert United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Male United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Mr. Pablo Munoz Scoping expert DIVERSITAS Male Chile
Mr. Ephraim Maduhu Nkonya Scoping expert International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Male United Republic of Tanzania
Mr. Wilson Ramirez Hernandez Scoping expert Colombia Male Colombia
Ms. Lala Razafy Fara Scoping expert Madagascar Female Madagascar
Mr. Coen Ritsema Scoping expert Netherlands Male Netherlands
Mr. Ricardo Ribeiro Rodrigues Scoping expert Brazil Male Brazil
Mr. Uriel Safriel Scoping expert Israel Male Israel
Mr. San Thwin Scoping expert Myanmar Male Myanmar
Ms. Katalin Török Scoping expert Hungary Female Hungary
Mr. Graham Von Maltitz Scoping expert UNCCD Male South Africa
Prof. Fei Wang Scoping expert Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, CAS and MWR Male China
Mr. Bo Wu Scoping expert China Male China
Mr. Pandi Zdruli Scoping expert UNCCD Male Albania

Technical Support Unit

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Gender Nationality(ies)
Ms. Anastasia Brainich Technical Support Unit Female United States of America