Chapter 1: Setting the scene

Name Role Gender Affiliation Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Archer , Emma Chair Female Ass Prof, University of Pretoria South Africa South Africa Ireland
Mulongoy, Kalemani Jo Chair Male President, Institute for Enhanced Livelihoods Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
Diaw, Mariteuw Chimere Coordinating Lead Author Male , African Model Forests Network (AMFN) Secretariat Cameroon Senegal
Harhash, Khaled Allam Coordinating Lead Author Male Director of Biodiversity Central Department, Nature Conservation Sector, Ministry of Environment Egypt Egypt
Tito De Morais, Luis Coordinating Lead Author Male Director of Research, Institute of Research for Development (IRD) France France
Andriamaro, Luciano Lead Author Female Director Science and Knowledge, Conservation International Madagascar Madagascar
Archer , Emma Lead Author Female Ass Prof, University of Pretoria South Africa South Africa Ireland
Batisani, Nnyaladzi Lead Author Male Lead Researcher Environment and Climate Change, Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation Botswana Botswana
Bornman, Thomas Lead Author Male Manager Elwandle Coastal Node, South African Environmental Observation Network SAEON South Africa
Golden, Christopher Lead Author Male Director of HEAL (Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages), Wildlife Conservation Society Madagascar United States of America
Ivey, Philip Lead Author Male Programme Leader: Invasive Species Programme, South African National Biodiversity Institute South Africa South Africa
Lindley, Sarah Lead Author Female Senior lecturer in GIS, University of Manchester United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Mulongoy, Kalemani Jo Lead Author Male President, Institute for Enhanced Livelihoods Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nkwatoh, Athanasius Fuashi Lead Author Male Head of department, University of Buea Cameroon Cameroon
Onyige, Chioma Lead Author Female Senior Lecturer of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Port Harcourt International Science Council (ISC) Nigeria
Beymer Farris, Betsy Review editor Female Director of the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program, University of Kentucky United States of America United States of America
Oyono, Phil René Review editor Male Congo Basin Research Team Leader, Council for the Development of Social Science Research, University of Illinois Cameroon Cameroon

Chapter 2: Nature’s contributions to people and quality of life

Name Role Gender Affiliation Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Failler, Pierre Coordinating Lead Author Male Professort of Economics, University of Portsmouth United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland France
Kasisi, Robert Coordinating Lead Author Male , Université de Montréal (UdeM) Canada Canada
Akachuku, Caroline Lead Author Female Professor , The Council , Michael Okapra University of Agriculture Umudike Nigeria Nigeria
Assogbadjo, Achille Ephrem Lead Author Male Professor & Researcher, University of Abomey-Calavi Benin Benin
Boyd, Emily Lead Author Female Professor, University of Reading Sweden United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Effiom, Edu Lead Author Female Director of Forestry/Head, REDD+ & Sustainable Forest Project Unit, Cross River State Forestry Commission Cross River State Forestry Commission Nigeria Nigeria
Halmy, Marwa Lead Author Female Lecturer, Alexandria University Egypt
Heubach, Katja Lead Author Female Director, Palmengarten Frankfurt Germany Germany
Mohamed, Asia Lead Author Female Lecturer/Researcher, University of Khartoum, Institute of Environmental Studies Sudan Sudan
Ntshane, Claire Lead Author Female Specialist Scientist: Wildlife Management & Management, South African National Parks South Africa South Africa
Rajoelison, Gabrielle Lalanirina Lead Author Female Lecturer Researcher, University of Antananarivo; Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Agronomiques. Département Eaux et Forêts Madagascar Madagascar
Elias, Peter Liaison expert Male Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Lagos International Social Science Council (ISSC) Nigeria
Schwerhoff, Gregor Review editor Male Postdoctoral researcher, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) Germany

Chapter 3: Status, trends and future dynamics of biodiversity and ecosystems underpinning nature’s contributions to people

Name Role Gender Affiliation Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Cormier Salem, Marie Christine Coordinating Lead Author Female Director of Research, Institute of Research for Development France France
Dunham, Amy Coordinating Lead Author Female Associate Professor, Rice University United States of America United States of America
Gordon, Christopher Coordinating Lead Author Male Director, University of Ghana Ghana Ghana
Belhabib, Dyhia Lead Author Female , Canada Canada
Bennas, Nard Lead Author Female Research professor, Higher Education Ministry, University Abdel Malek Essaâdi Faculté des Sciences Morocco
Duminil, Jérôme Lead Author Male Researcher, IRD France France
Egoh, Benis N. Lead Author Female Senior Scientist, UKZN South Africa Cameroon
Elfaki, Aisha Lead Author Female Researcher wildlife research center, Ministry of Animal Resources ,Animal Resources Research Corpo, Wildlife Research Center Sudan Sudan
Eric Moise, Bakwo Fils Lead Author Male Lecturer Reseacher, University of Maroua University of Maroua Cameroon
Gillson, Lindsey Lead Author Female Associate Professor, University of Cape Town International Science Council (ISC) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Haddane, Brahim Lead Author Male Biodiversity Management and Policy Expert, Fondatin Mohamed VI pour la Protection de l'Environnement International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Morocco
Mourad, Ahmim Lead Author Male Lecturer researcher, Faculte des sciences de la nature et de la vie, University Abderrahmane Mira - Bejaia Algeria Algeria
Randrianasolo, Harison Lead Author Male Species Conservation Program Coordinator, Conservation International Madagascar Madagascar
Shemdoe, Riziki Silas Lead Author Male Senior Research Fellow, Ardhi University United Republic of Tanzania United Republic of Tanzania
TALEB, Mohammed Sghir Lead Author Male Research Professor, Institut Scientifique, Université Mohammed 5 de Rabat Morocco Morocco

Chapter 4: Direct and indirect drivers of change in biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people

Name Role Gender Affiliation Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Dziba, Luthando Chair Male Head: Conservation Services, South African National Parks (SANParks) South Africa South Africa
Nyingi, Dorothy Coordinating Lead Author Female Senior Research Scientist, Head of Ichthyology, National Museums of Kenya Kenya Kenya
Oguge, Nicholas Coordinating Lead Author Male Director, Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law & Policy, University of Nairobi Ecological Society for Eastern Africa (ESEA) Kenya
Chandipo, Rodwell Lead Author Male Principal Environmental Inspector-Natural Resources, Zambia Environmental Management Agency Zambia Zambia
Gandiwa, Edson Lead Author Male Professor and Dean, Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Houdet, Joel Lead Author Male Senior Research Fellow, Responsible Natural Resource Economies Programme Leader, African Centre for Technology Studies South Africa France
Kasiki, Samuel Lead Author Male Chief Scientist, Kenya Wildlife Service Kenya Kenya
Kgosikoma, Olaotswe Lead Author Male Principal Agricultural Research Officer, Ministry of Agriculture Botswana Botswana
Osano, Odipo Lead Author Male IUNCBD Scientific Committee, Associate Professor, Centre for Culture Biodiversity and Policy Interface (CCBPI) International University Network on Cultural and Biological Diversity (IUNCBD) Kenya
Sanogo, Souleymane Lead Author Male Research Professor, NAZI BONI University of Bobo Dioulasso (Burkina Faso) Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
Tassin, Jacques Lead Author Male Senior Researcher, CIRAD France France
Kisanga, Danielson Ramoz Liaison expert Male Lecturer, University of Dar es Salaam United Republic of Tanzania United Republic of Tanzania
Tidjani, Alou Adamou Didier Liaison expert Male Enseignant chercheur, Université Abdou Moumouni Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) Niger
Von Maltitz, Graham Liaison expert Male Senior Researcher, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) UNCCD South Africa
Dube, Opha Pauline Review editor Female Associate Professor, University of Botswana Botswana
Midgley, Guy Review editor Male Professor, University of Stellenbosch South Africa South Africa

Chapter 5: Current and future interactions between nature and society

Name Role Gender Affiliation Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Biggs, Reinette Coordinating Lead Author Female Research Associate, Stellenbosch University South Africa South Africa
Kizito, Fred Coordinating Lead Author Male Senior Scientist: Soils, Water and Landscapes, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) Uganda Uganda
Adjonou, Kossi Lead Author Male Teacher and researcher, University of Lome Togo Togo
Coetzer, Kaera Lead Author Female Lecturer, Global Change Institute, University of the Witwatersrand South Africa South Africa
Dickens, Christopher Lead Author Male Head of Office Southern African Region and Principal Researcher, IWMI - International Water Management Institute South Africa South Africa
Handa, Collins Otieno Lead Author Male Lecturer, Technical University of Keny National Museums of Kenya (NMK) Kenya
Matose, Frank Lead Author Male , South Africa Zimbabwe
OFarrell, Patrick Lead Author Male Principal Scientist And Research Group Leader, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) South Africa South Africa
Omar, Karim Lead Author Male Environmental Consultant, Egyptian Ministry of Environment Egypt Egypt
Reyers, Belinda Lead Author Female Professor, Stockholm Resilience Centre South Africa South Africa
Sonkoue, Jean Fanny Lead Author Male Chief of Service for Sustainable Development, MINEPDED Cameroon Cameroon
Tawfic Ahmed, Mohamed Lead Author Male , Suez Canal University, Egypt Egypt Egypt
Terer, Taita Lead Author Male Head, Centre for Biodiversity, National Museums of Kenya, Directorate of Research and Collections National Museums of Kenya (NMK) Kenya
Vanhove, Maarten Lead Author Male scientist, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Belgium Belgium
Kellner, Klaus Liaison expert Male Senior Lecturur/Professor, North West University South Africa South Africa
King, Nicholas Review editor Male Independent researcher/consultant, Independent researcher/consultant South Africa South Africa
Paterson, Garry Review editor Male Research Team Manager: Soil Science, Agricultural Research Council-Institute for Soil, Climate and Water Sweden South Africa United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Chapter 6: Options for governance and decision-making across scales and sectors

Name Role Gender Affiliation Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Declerck, Fabrice Coordinating Lead Author Male Program Leader, Bioversity International/CGIAR Bioversity International/CGIAR Belgium
Osman Elasha, Balgis Coordinating Lead Author Female Climate Change Adaptation Expert, African Development Bank (AfDB) Sudan Sudan
Stringer, Lindsay Coordinating Lead Author Female Professor in Environment & Development, University of Leeds UNCCD United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Ayuke, Fredrick Lead Author Male Senior Lecturer, Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nairobi Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative Kenya
Barau, Aliyu Salisu Lead Author Male Research Fellow, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria/Earth System Governance Project International Social Science Council (ISSC) Nigeria
Diallo, Mamadou Lead Author Male Expert consultant, Experts Conseils Associés Senegal Senegal
Gebremikael, Mulubrhan Lead Author Male Research coordinator / Indigenous knowledge consultant , Mekelle University Ethiopia Ethiopia Ethiopia
Ngenda, Gertrude Lead Author Female Research Fellow, University of Zambia Zambia Zambia
Pereira, Laura Maureen Bosch Lead Author Female Extraordinary senior lecturer, Stellenbosch University International Social Science Council (ISSC) South Africa Portugal
Rahlao, Sebataolo Lead Author Male Director: Biological Invasions, South African National Biodiversity Institute South Africa Lesotho
Senyonjo, Nicholas Lead Author Male Chief Executive Officer, Uganda Environmental Education Foundation(UEEF) Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD) Uganda
Argaw Denboba, Mekuria Liaison expert Male Associate Professor, Addis Ababa University Ethiopia Ethiopia
Magole, Lapologang Review editor Female Senior Lecturer, University of Botswana Botswana
Vogel, Coleen Review editor Female Full Professor, University Witwatersrad resigned in 2011 returned in 2015 South Africa South Africa

Technical Support Unit

Name Role Gender Affiliation Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Walters, Michele Technical Support Unit Female TSU Technical Focal Point, CSIR - Natural Resources and Environment South Africa

Other

Name Role Gender Affiliation Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Dowo, Gregory Mero Fellow Male , Tropical Resource Ecology Programme, University of Zimbabwe Tropical Resource Ecology Programme, University of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Kombat Lambini, Cosmas Dayak Fellow Male PhD Researcher, Bayreuth Center for Ecology  and Environmental Research (BayCEER) Leibniz University of Hannover Ghana
Matlhola, Dimpho Fellow Female Research Scholar, Okavango Research Institute, Univeristy of Botswana Okavango Research Institute, University of Botswana Botswana
Mphatso Kalemba, Martha Fellow Female , Environmental Affairs Department Environmental Affairs Department Malawi
Ojino, Joyce Fellow Female , International Institute of Industrial Environmental Economics(IIIEE) Kenya