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Experts

Chairs

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation ORCID Identifier
Luca Montanarella Chair Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Italy
European Commission 0000-0002-4176-3878
Robert Scholes Chair South Africa South Africa
University of the Witwatersrand 0000-0001-5537-6935

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

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation ORCID Identifier
Judith Fisher Coordinating lead author Australia Australia
Fisher Research Pty Ltd/Institute of Agriculture University of Western Australia 0000-003-1773-9832
Oumarou Malam-Issa Review editor Niger Niger
0000-0001-8357-914X
Pascal Podwojewski Review editor France France
Institute for Research and Development (IRD) 0000-0002-0812-5751

Chapter 2: Concepts and perceptions of land degradation and restoration

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation ORCID Identifier
Florent Kohler Coordinating lead author France Brazil
France
Université de Tours 0000-0001-8771-9226
Janne Kotiaho Coordinating lead author Finland Finland
University of Jyväskylä 0000-0002-4732-784X
Shonil Bhagwat Lead author United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
India
The Open University 0000-0002-3237-7852
Laetitia Navarro Lead author Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network – GEO BON France
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig 0000-0003-1099-5147
Robin Reid Lead author United States of America United States of America
Colorado State University
Tao Wang Lead author China China
Lab.of Desert and Desertification, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Alejandro León Review editor Chile Chile
Universidad de Chile 0000-0002-6742-2713
Katalin Török Review editor Hungary Hungary
Centre for Ecological Research 0000-0002-5910-7027
Maylis Desrousseaux Fellow Environmental law institute - Lyon 3 University France
CNAM-ESGT 0000-0002-4138-1431

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

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation ORCID Identifier
Nichole Barger Coordinating lead author United States of America United States of America
University of Colorado 0000-0002-8765-7974
Toby Gardner Coordinating lead author Sweden United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Stockholm Environment Institute 0000-0002-4007-2936
Mahesh Sankaran Coordinating lead author India India
National Centre for Biological Sciences 0000-0002-1661-6542
Patrick Meyfroidt Lead author Belgium Belgium
Le Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS) & Université catholique de Louvain 0000-0002-1047-9794
Francisco Moreira Lead author Portugal Portugal
Institute of Agronomy
Tiina Maileena Nieminen Lead author Finland Finland
Natural Resources Institute Finland, Luke 0000-0001-9553-7588
Toshiya Okuro Lead author Japan Japan
The University of Tokyo 0000-0003-2618-9828
Vivek Saxena Lead author India India
Government of Haryana,India 0000-0001-7718-511X
Linda Broadhurst Liaison expert Australia Australia
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) 0000-0002-9853-3328
Violaine Brochier Liaison expert France France
Electricité de France, Research and Development 0000-0003-4439-0808
Forest Isbell Liaison expert United States of America United States of America
University of Minnesota 0000-0001-9689-769X
Ricardo Ribeiro Rodrigues Liaison expert Brazil Brazil
Agriculture School-ESALQ - University of Sao Paulo
Valerie Kapos Review editor United States of America United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) 0000-0002-5739-8262
Neil Mckenzie Review editor Australia Australia
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 0000-0003-3803-3492
Marina Monteiro Fellow Universidade Federal de Goiás Brazil
Universidade Federal de Goiás
Matthew Ross Fellow Duke University United States of America
0000-0001-9105-4255

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

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation ORCID Identifier
Stephen Prince Coordinating lead author UNCCD United States of America
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
University of Maryland 0000-0003-2237-1884
Graham Von Maltitz Coordinating lead author UNCCD South Africa
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) 0000-0002-9272-1272
Fengchun Zhang Coordinating lead author China China
Chinese Rearch Academy of Environmental Sciences
Charles Driscoll Lead author Syracuse University United States of America
Syracuse University 0000-0003-2692-2890
Gil Eshel Lead author Israel Israel
Soil Erosion Research Station, Ministry Of Agriculture & Rural Development 0000-0002-2392-3807
Guy Midgley Lead author South Africa South Africa
University of Stellenbosch 0000-0001-8264-0869
David Moreno Mateos Lead author Spain Spain
Department of Landscape Architecture, Graduate School of Desing, Harvard University 0000-0002-1539-5848
Kenneth Byrne Liaison expert Ireland Ireland
University of Limerick
German Kust Liaison expert Russian Federation Russian Federation
Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow 0000-0003-2022-0142
Cristina Martínez-Garza Liaison expert Mexico Mexico
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DEL ESTADO DE MORELOS 0000-0002-9310-564X
Jean Paul Metzger Liaison expert Brazil Brazil
France
University of São Paulo 0000-0002-0087-5240
Mongi Sghaier Liaison expert Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) Tunisia
Institut des Régions Arides 0000-0001-9226-7172
San Thwin Liaison expert Myanmar Myanmar
University of Forestry and Environmental Conservation
Chencho Norbu Review editor Bhutan Bhutan
National Environment Commission
James Reynolds Review editor United States of America United States of America
Duke University
Bernard Nuoleyeng Baatuuwie Fellow University for Development Studies, Ghana Ghana
University for Development Studies

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 Nationality(ies) Affiliation ORCID Identifier
Barend Erasmus Coordinating lead author South Africa South Africa
Director 0000-0003-1869-8091
Matthew Potts Coordinating lead author University of California United States of America
Univeristy of California, Berkeley 0000-0001-7442-3944
Sebastian Arnhold Lead author Germany Germany
Ecological Services, University of Bayreuth 0000-0003-4823-4570
Simone Athayde Lead author Federal University of Tocantins United States of America
Brazil
Federal University of Tocantins 0000-0002-3820-6595
Tim Holland Lead author Canada Canada
UC Berkeley 0000-0003-1831-0747
Eliška Krkoška Lorencová Lead author Global Change Research Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences Czechia
Global Change Research Centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Andrew Lowe Lead author Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network Australia
University of Adelaide
Sandra Verónica Acebey Quiroga Liaison expert Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
YPFB Petroandina S.A.M. 0000-0003-2525-6283
Peter Elias Liaison expert International Social Science Council (ISSC) Nigeria
Department of Geography, University of Lagos 0000-0003-2175-5501
Maria Fennessy Liaison expert Ramsar Convention Secretariat United States of America
Kenyon College
Chuluun Togtohyn Liaison expert Mongolia Mongolia
National University of Mongolia
Edson Gandiwa Review editor Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe 0000-0003-0708-350X
Ephraim Maduhu Nkonya Review editor International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) United Republic of Tanzania
International Food Policy research Institute (IFRPI) 0000-0001-9348-6561

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

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation ORCID Identifier
Ram Pandit Coordinating lead author Nepal Nepal
University of Western Australia 0000-0003-4053-5694
John Parrotta Coordinating lead author United States of America United States of America
International Union of Forest Research Organizations 0000-0002-9283-6037
Emilie Coudel Lead author France France
French agricultural research and international cooperation organization (CIRAD)
James Harris Lead author United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Cranfield University 0000-0001-9266-4979
Douglas Karlen Lead author United States of America United States of America
USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) -- Retired 0000-0001-6995-488X
Ádám Kertész Lead author Hungary Hungary
Geographical Institute, Research Center for Astronomy and Earth Sciences
Juana Mariño De Posada Lead author Colombia Instituto Alexander von Humboldt Colombia
Gestión Urbana y Tecnológica Sas 0000-0002-4736-8457
Daniel Vieira Lead author Brazil Brazil
Embrapa (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation) 0000-0002-2709-5308
Yaakov Anker Liaison expert Samaria and the Jordan Rift R&D center Israel
The department of Chemical Engineering and the Eastern R&D center, Ariel University 0000-0003-4747-0774
Cristóbal Félix Diaz Morejón Liaison expert Cuba Cuba
Environmental Directorate, Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment
Noraini Mohd Tamin Liaison expert Malaysia Malaysia
University of Malaysia
Phumza Ntshotsho Liaison expert Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) South Africa South Africa
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research 0000-0001-9413-5480
Susan Galatowitsch Review editor Ramsar Convention Secretariat United States of America
University of Minnesota
Florencia Montagnini Review editor United States of America Argentina
United States of America
Yale School of Forestry and environmental Studies
Ruishan Chen Fellow Hohai University China
East China Normal University 0000-0002-7221-8784

Chapter 7: Scenarios of land degradation and restoration

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation ORCID Identifier
Matthew Cantele Coordinating lead author United States of America United States of America
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Ben Ten Brink Coordinating lead author Netherlands Netherlands
PBL-Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
Aletta Bonn Lead author Germany Germany
Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) 0000-0002-8345-4600
Miguel Fernandez Trigoso Lead author Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network – GEO BON Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
NatureServe 0000-0002-8301-1340
Nathanial Matthews Lead author Canada Canada
Global Resilience Partnership 0000-0002-1512-1142
Joe Morris Lead author United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Cranfield University
Machteld Schoolenberg Lead author Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) Netherlands
PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency 0000-0002-8940-0291
Wilson Ramirez Hernandez Liaison expert Instituto Alexander von Humboldt Colombia
Alexander von Humboldt Institute
Petr Havlik Review editor Czechia Czechia
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) 0000-0001-5551-5085
Yoshiki Yamagata Review editor Japan Japan
National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) 0000-0001-5111-8912
Vanessa Marie Adams Fellow University of Queensland United States of America
Australia
University of Tasmania, Discipline of Geography and Spatial Sciences

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

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation ORCID Identifier
Grace Nangendo Coordinating lead author Uganda Uganda
Wildlife Conservation Society 0000-0002-5405-2530
Louise Willemen Coordinating lead author Netherlands Netherlands
ITC University of Twente, Netherlands 0000-0003-1026-5865
Nana Bolashvili Lead author Georgia Georgia
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University 0000-0001-9854-2614
David Douterlungne Lead author Mexico Belgium
CONACyT and IPICyT 0000-0001-8254-7875
Alexandra Langlais Lead author France France
Prasanta Mishra Lead author India India
International Crops Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) 0000-0003-0594-6105
Lindsay Stringer Lead author UNCCD United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
University of Leeds 0000-0003-0017-1654
Mekuria Argaw Denboba Liaison expert Ethiopia Ethiopia
Addis Ababa University 0000-0001-6697-6709
Jayne Belnap Liaison expert United States of America United States of America
U.S. Geological Survey, Southwest Biological Science Center 0000-0001-7471-2279
Ulf Molau Liaison expert Sweden Sweden
University of Gothenburg
Pedro Henrique Santin Brancalion Review editor Brazil Brazil
Universidade de São Paulo 0000-0001-8245-4062
Mary Kathryn Seely Review editor United States of America United States of America
Desert Research Foundation of Namibia
Sugeng Budiharta Fellow Indonesian Institute Of Sciences Indonesia
Purwodadi Botanic Garden-Indonesian Institute of Sciences

Bureau and Multidisciplinary Expert Panel representatives

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation ORCID Identifier
Rashad Allahverdiyev Bureau task force/expert group member Azerbaijan
Khazar University 0000-0002-0295-2377
Fundisile Goodman Mketeni Bureau task force/expert group member South Africa
South African National Parks
Günay Erpul MEP task force/expert group member Turkey
Ankara University 0000-0002-3797-6969
Yi Huang MEP task force/expert group member China
Centre of Environmental Sciences, Peking University
Marie Roué MEP task force/expert group member France
Laboratory of Eco-anthropology and Ethnobiology, National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) 0000-0002-1471-0375
Leng Guan Saw MEP task force/expert group member Malaysia
Penang Botanic Gardens 0000-0002-7170-7922

Technical Support Unit

Name Role Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies) Affiliation ORCID Identifier
Anastasia Brainich Technical support unit United States of America
IPBES Secretariat 0000-0002-5879-9228