A reputed conservation manager and researcher exploring the interfaces among natural resource governance, economic development and conservation, across 20 Asia-Pacific and African countries.
A researcher on environment, land policy and water resource management. He is primarily responsible for development of the concept of 'Tank Cascade Systems’ - a globally important agricultural heritage in Sri Lanka.
Pioneering forest ecologist in Sri Lanka. Recipient of UNESCO’s Sultan Qaboos Prize for environmental preservation, an honorary fellow of ATBC.
Community and evolutionary ecologist studying regional patterns of tropical insects, plant-animal interactions and biodiversity conservation. Recipient of the Marsh Award for Insect Conservation and an elected member of Academia Europea.
Pioneering forest ecologist in the Asian Tropics and recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Japan prize.
Plant ecologist and conservation biologist, researching on biodiversity interactions and their impacts towards managing protected landscapes in selected sites across the Himalayas through to Polynesia.
Environmental economist valuing climate change impacts, developing markets for ecosystem services, green accounting and policy analysis. She is an expert committee member of the IPBES.