Bart Muys

Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board

Bart Muys is a Professor of Forest Ecology and Management at KU Leuven (Belgium). His research focuses on the role of tree diversity for forest ecosystem functioning under climate change, on restoration ecology of dry forests, and on sustainability evaluation of forests and bioenergy systems. He is supervisor of 47 graduated and 15 ongoing PhDs. Several of the papers he co-authored have been highly cited, and in 2021 he featured in Reuters’ hot list of most influential climate scientists.

José J. Campos Arce

José J. Campos Arce is the executive director of the Sustainable Agriculture Network, a global collaborative network that works towards transforming agriculture. He has 35 years of experience in international cooperation, technical, academic and scientific organizations and NGOs, working in international development, science and education. José is the former director general of CATIE, and former Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of CIFOR.

Salome Bukachi

Professor Salome Bukachi holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Nairobi’s Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies, specializing in Medical Anthropology. She is one of the Members of Africa One Health Network Steering Committee, a Board member of the International Association of Ecology and Health, Member of the One Health High Level Expert Panel. She has won several research grants and fellowships from organisations/Institutions such as the Government of Kenya, EU, IDRC, BMGF, WHO/TDR, Universities of Oxford & Cambridge, Netherlands Fellowship Program.

Sonya Dewi

Dr Sonya Dewi is the ICRAF country programme coordinator of Indonesia and is a Senior Landscape Ecologist. During more than twenty years of professional career as a researcher, she has focused on the understanding of the trade-offs and integration between conservation and development agendas at the landscape level across different contexts, and on identifying options to change the trajectories in several countries, such as Indonesia, India and Brazil.

Marina Guyot

Dr Marina Guyot is an experienced professional with a history of working in the non-profit organization sector on forest, land and agriculture. She is skilled in commodity risk management in agricultural and cattle supply chains, especially on deforestation-free and respecting human rights agendas via multistakeholder dialogue. Marina graduated from Sao Paulo University with an MSc in Agroecology and Rural Development, and PhD in Applied Ecology.

Nathalie Seddon

Nathalie Seddon is Professor of Biodiversity and Founding Director of the Nature-based Solutions Initiative in the Department of Biology at the University of Oxford, and Director of the Agile Initiative and co-lead of the Biodiversity and Society Programme at the Oxford Martin School. She is also founding non-executive Director of the Oxford University Social Venture, Nature-based Insetting. 

Hartmut Vogtmann

Professor Hartmut Vogtmann has had a long and distinguished career in research in the areas of animal nutrition, organic agriculture, food quality, sustainable resource management and the value of biodiversity and ecosystem services. He is currently chair of the project ‘Working together for a healthy soil” with the largest German nature and environment conservation NGO, NABU, and Honorary President of the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM).