Name Role Gender Affiliation Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Montanarella, Luca Chair Male Senior Expert, European Commission Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Italy
Scholes, Robert Chair Male Professor, University of the Witwatersrand South Africa South Africa

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

Name Role Gender Affiliation Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Fisher, Judith Coordinating Lead Author Female Director/Senior Ecologist, Fisher Research Pty Ltd Australia Australia
Malam-Issa, Oumarou Review editor Male , Niger Niger
Podwojewski, Pascal Review editor Male Director of Research, Institute for Research and Development (IRD) France France

Chapter 2: Concepts and perceptions of land degradation and restoration

Name Role Gender Affiliation Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Kohler, Florent Coordinating Lead Author Male Associate Professor, Université de Tours France Brazil
Kotiaho, Janne Coordinating Lead Author Male Professor of Ecology, University of Jyväskylä Finland Finland
BHAGWAT, Shonil Lead Author Male Senior Lecturer in Geography, The Open University United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland India
Navarro, Laetitia Lead Author Female GEO BON Executive Secretary, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network – GEO BON France
Reid, Robin Lead Author Female , Colorado State University United States of America United States of America
Wang, Tao Lead Author Male Director General and Research Professor, Lab.of Desert and Desertification, Chinese Academy of Sciences China China
León, Alejandro Review editor Male Associate Professor, Universidad de Chile Chile Chile
Török, Katalin Review editor Female Senior researcher, Centre for Ecological Research Hungary Hungary
Desrousseaux, Maylis Fellow Female Associate professor, CNAM-ESGT Environmental law institute - Lyon 3 University France

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

Name Role Gender Affiliation Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Barger, Nichole Coordinating Lead Author Female Associate Professor, University of Colorado United States of America United States of America
Gardner, Toby Coordinating Lead Author Male Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute Sweden United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Sankaran, Mahesh Coordinating Lead Author Male Associate Professor, National Centre for Biological Sciences India India
Meyfroidt, Patrick Lead Author Male , Le Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS) & Université catholique de Louvain Belgium Belgium
Moreira, Francisco Lead Author Male Researcher, Institute of Agronomy Portugal Portugal
Nieminen, Tiina Maileena Lead Author Female Senior Research Scientist, Natural Resources Institute Finland, Luke Finland Finland
Okuro, Toshiya Lead Author Male Professor, The University of Tokyo Japan Japan
Saxena, Vivek Lead Author Male Chief Conservator of Forests , Government of Haryana,India India India
Broadhurst, Linda Liaison expert Female Group Leader, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) Australia Australia
Brochier, Violaine Liaison expert Female Research Engineer, Electricité de France, Research and Development France France
Isbell, Forest Liaison expert Male Associate Director of Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve and Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota United States of America United States of America
Rodrigues, Ricardo Ribeiro Liaison expert Male Professor, Agriculture School-ESALQ - University of Sao Paulo Brazil Brazil
Kapos, Valerie Review editor Female Head of Programme, Climate Change and Biodiversity, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) United States of America United States of America
Mckenzie, Neil Review editor Male , The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia Australia Australia
Monteiro, Marina Fellow Female , Universidade Federal de Goiás Universidade Federal de Goiás Brazil
Ross, Matthew Fellow Male , Duke University United States of America

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

Name Role Gender Affiliation Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Prince, Stephen Coordinating Lead Author Male Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland UNCCD United States of America United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Von Maltitz, Graham Coordinating Lead Author Male Senior Researcher, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) UNCCD South Africa
Zhang, Fengchun Coordinating Lead Author Male Professor, Chinese Rearch Academy of Environmental Sciences China China
Driscoll, Charles Lead Author Male Professor, Syracuse University Syracuse University United States of America
Eshel, Gil Lead Author Male Resercher, Soil Erosion Research Station, Ministry Of Agriculture & Rural Development Israel Israel
Midgley, Guy Lead Author Male Professor, University of Stellenbosch South Africa South Africa
Moreno Mateos, David Lead Author Male , Basque Centre for Climate Change - BC3 Spain Spain
Byrne, Kenneth Liaison expert Male Senior Lecturer, University of Limerick Ireland Ireland
Kust, German Liaison expert Male Professor, Moscow Lomonosov State University, Soil Science Faculty Russian Federation Russian Federation
Martínez-Garza, Cristina Liaison expert Female Full Professor, UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DEL ESTADO DE MORELOS Mexico Mexico
Metzger, Jean Paul Liaison expert Male Full Professor , University of São Paulo Brazil Brazil France
Sghaier, Mongi Liaison expert Male Director of extention, Institut des Régions Arides Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) Tunisia
Thwin, San Liaison expert Male Pro-Rector, University of Forestry and Environmental Conservation Myanmar Myanmar
Norbu, Chencho Review editor Male Secretary, Department of Forests and Park Services Bhutan Bhutan
Reynolds, James Review editor Male Professor, Duke University United States of America United States of America
Nuoleyeng Baatuuwie, Bernard Fellow Male , University for Development Studies University for Development Studies, Ghana 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 Gender Affiliation Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Erasmus, Barend Coordinating Lead Author Male Director: Global Change Institute, Director South Africa South Africa
Potts, Matthew Coordinating Lead Author Male Associate Professor, Univeristy of California, Berkeley University of California United States of America
Arnhold, Sebastian Lead Author Male Postdoctoral Research Associate, Ecological Services, University of Bayreuth Germany Germany
Athayde, Simone Lead Author Female Visiting Professor, Federal University of Tocantins Federal University of Tocantins United States of America
Holland, Tim Lead Author Male , UC Berkeley Canada Canada
Krkoška Lorencová, Eliška Lead Author Female Researcher , Global Change Research Centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Global Change Research Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences Czech Republic
Lowe, Andrew Lead Author Male Professor of Plant Conservation Biology, University of Adelaide Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network Australia
Acebey Quiroga, Sandra Verónica Liaison expert Female Responsable del Área Social y de Relacionamiento Comunitario , YPFB Petroandina S.A.M. Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Elias, Peter Liaison expert Male Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Lagos International Social Science Council (ISSC) Nigeria
Fennessy, Maria Liaison expert Female Jordan Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, Kenyon College Ramsar Convention Secretariat United States of America
Togtohyn, Chuluun Liaison expert Male Director, Institute for Sustainable Development, National University of Mongolia Mongolia Mongolia
Gandiwa, Edson Review editor Male Professor and Dean, Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Nkonya, Ephraim Maduhu Review editor Male Senior research fellow, International Food Policy research Institute (IFRPI) International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) United Republic of Tanzania

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

Name Role Gender Affiliation Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Pandit, Ram Coordinating Lead Author Male Assistant Professor, University of Western Australia Nepal Nepal
Parrotta, John Coordinating Lead Author Male Vice President, International Union of Forest Research Organizations United States of America United States of America
Coudel, Emilie Lead Author Female , French agricultural research and international cooperation organization (CIRAD) France France
Harris, James Lead Author Male Professor of Environmental Technology, Cranfield University United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Karlen, Douglas Lead Author Male Research Soil Scientist, USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment (NLAE) United States of America United States of America
Kertész, Ádám Lead Author Male Research professor emeritus, Geographical Institute, Research Center for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Hungary Hungary
Mariño De Posada, Juana Lead Author Female Manager, Gestión Urbana y Tecnológica Sas ColombiaInstituto Alexander von Humboldt Colombia
Vieira, Daniel Lead Author Male Researcher, Embrapa (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation) Brazil Brazil
Anker, Yaakov Liaison expert Male Environmental Research Coordinator, The department of Chemical Engineering and the Eastern R&D center, Ariel University Samaria and the Jordan Rift R&D center Israel
Diaz Morejón, Cristóbal Félix Liaison expert Male senior environmental specialist, Environmental Directorate, Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment Cuba Cuba
Mohd Tamin, Noraini Liaison expert Female Professor & Environmental Science Co-Ordinator, University of Malaysia Malaysia Malaysia
Ntshotsho, Phumza Liaison expert Female Researcher, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) South Africa South Africa
Galatowitsch, Susan Review editor Female Director, Research Center, University of Minnesota Ramsar Convention Secretariat United States of America
Montagnini, Florencia Review editor Female Senior Research Scientist , Yale School of Forestry and environmental Studies United States of America Argentina United States of America
Chen, Ruishan Fellow Male Professor, East China Normal University Hohai University China

Chapter 7: Scenarios of land degradation and restoration

Name Role Gender Affiliation Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Cantele, Matthew Coordinating Lead Author Male , International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis United States of America United States of America
Ten Brink, Ben Coordinating Lead Author Male Leader International Biodiversity Program, PBL-Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency Netherlands Netherlands
Bonn, Aletta Lead Author Female Head of Department Ecosystem Services, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) Germany Germany
Davies, Jonathan Lead Author Male Associate Professor, Botany, Biodiversity Research Centre, University of British Columbia International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Fernandez Trigoso, Miguel Lead Author Male Director, Latin America and Caribbean Programs, NatureServe Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network – GEO BON Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Matthews, Nathanial Lead Author Male , Canada Canada
Morris, Joe Lead Author Male Emeritus Professor, Cranfield University United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Schoolenberg, Machteld Lead Author Female , PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) Netherlands
Ramirez Hernandez, Wilson Liaison expert Male Senior Researcher, Alexander von Humboldt Institute Instituto Alexander von Humboldt Colombia
Havlik, Petr Review editor Male Senior Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Czech Republic Czech Republic
Yamagata, Yoshiki Review editor Male , National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) Japan Japan
Adams, Vanessa Marie Fellow Female Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania, Discipline of Geography and Spatial Sciences University of Queensland United States of America Australia

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

Name Role Gender Affiliation Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Nangendo, Grace Coordinating Lead Author Female Landscape Ecologist and IT Services Director, Wildlife Conservation Society Uganda Uganda
Willemen, Louise Coordinating Lead Author Female Associate Professor Natural Resources and Geosciences, ITC University of Twente, Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands
Bolashvili, Nana Lead Author Female Director, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Georgia Georgia
Douterlungne, David Lead Author Male Researcher-Professor, CONACyT and IPICyT Mexico Belgium
Langlais, Alexandra Lead Author Female , France France
Mishra, Prasanta Kumar Lead Author Male Ex Director, IISWC, Dehradun, Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) India India
Stringer, Lindsay Lead Author Female Professor in Environment & Development, University of Leeds UNCCD United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Argaw Denboba, Mekuria Liaison expert Male Associate Professor, Addis Ababa University Ethiopia Ethiopia
Belnap, Jayne Liaison expert Female Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Southwest Biological Science Center United States of America United States of America
Molau, Ulf Liaison expert Male Professor, University of Gothenburg Sweden Sweden
Santin Brancalion, Pedro Henrique Review editor Male Professor, Universidade de São Paulo Brazil Brazil
Seely, Mary Kathryn Review editor Female Associate, Desert Research Foundation of Namibia United States of America United States of America
Budiharta, Sugeng Fellow Male Researcher, Purwodadi Botanic Garden-Indonesian Institute of Sciences Indonesian Institute Of Sciences Indonesia

MEP/Bureau

Name Role Gender Affiliation Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Allahverdiyev, Rashad Bureau task force/expert group member Male Head of division, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources Republic of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Mketeni, Fundisile Goodman Bureau task force/expert group member Male Chief Executive Officer, South African National Parks South Africa
Erpul, Günay MEP task force/expert group member Male Professor, Ankara University Turkey
Huang, Yi MEP task force/expert group member Female Professor, Centre of Environmental Sciences, Peking University China
Roué, Marie MEP task force/expert group member Female Senior Research Director,, Laboratory of Eco-anthropology and Ethnobiology, National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) France
Saw, Leng Guan MEP task force/expert group member Male Curator, Penang Botanic Gardens Malaysia

Technical Support Unit

Name Role Gender Affiliation Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Brainich, Anastasia Technical Support Unit Female LDRA TSU, IPBES Secretariat United States of America