Name Role Gender Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Montanarella, Luca Chair Male Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Italy
Scholes, Robert Chair Male South Africa South Africa
Allahverdiyev, Rashad Zabid Oglu Bureau task force/expert group member Male Azerbaijan
Mketeni, Fundisile Goodman Bureau task force/expert group member Male South Africa
Erpul, Günay MEP task force/expert group member Male Turkey
Huang, Yi MEP task force/expert group member Female China
Roué, Marie MEP task force/expert group member Female France
Saw, Leng Guan MEP task force/expert group member Male Malaysia
Brainich, Anastasia Technical Support Unit Female United States of America

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

Name Role Gender Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Fisher, Judith Coordinating Lead Author Female Australia Australia
Malam-Issa, Oumarou Review editor Male Niger Niger
Podwojewski, Pascal Review editor Male France France

Chapter 2: Concepts and perceptions of land degradation and restoration

Name Role Gender Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Kohler, Florent Coordinating Lead Author Male France Brazil
Kotiaho, Janne Coordinating Lead Author Male Finland Finland
BHAGWAT, S Lead Author Male United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland India
Navarro, Laetitia Lead Author Female Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network – GEO BON France
Reid, Robin Lead Author Female United States of America United States of America
Wang, Tao Lead Author Male China China
León, Alejandro Review editor Male Chile Chile
Török, Katalin Review editor Female Hungary Hungary
Desrousseaux, Maylis Fellow Female Environmental law institute - Lyon 3 University France

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

Name Role Gender Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Barger, Nichole Coordinating Lead Author Female United States of America United States of America
Gardner, Toby Coordinating Lead Author Male Sweden United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Sankaran, Mahesh Coordinating Lead Author Male India India
Meyfroidt, Patrick Lead Author Male Belgium Belgium
Moreira, Francisco Lead Author Male Portugal Portugal
Nieminen, Tiina Maileena Lead Author Female Finland Finland
Okuro, Toshiya Lead Author Male Japan Japan
Saxena, Vivek Lead Author Male India India
Broadhurst, Linda Liaison expert Female Australia Australia
Brochier, Violaine Liaison expert Female France France
Isbell, Forest Liaison expert Male United States of America United States of America
Rodrigues, Ricardo Ribeiro Liaison expert Male Brazil Brazil
Kapos, Valerie Review editor Female United States of America United States of America
Mckenzie, Neil Review editor Male Australia Australia
Monteiro, Marina Fellow Female 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 Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Prince, Stephen Coordinating Lead Author Male UNCCD United States of America United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Von Maltitz, Graham Coordinating Lead Author Male UNCCD South Africa
Zhang, Fengchun Coordinating Lead Author Male China China
Driscoll, Charles Lead Author Male Syracuse University United States of America
Eshel, Gil Lead Author Male Israel Israel
Midgley, Guy Lead Author Male South Africa South Africa
Moreno Mateos, David Lead Author Male Spain Spain
Byrne, Kenneth Liaison expert Male Ireland Ireland
Kust, German Liaison expert Male Russian Federation Russian Federation
Martínez-Garza, Cristina Liaison expert Female Mexico Mexico
Metzger, Jean Paul Liaison expert Male Brazil Brazil France
Sghaier, Mongi Liaison expert Male Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) Tunisia
Thwin, San Liaison expert Male Myanmar Myanmar
Norbu, Chencho Review editor Male Bhutan Bhutan
Reynolds, James Review editor Male United States of America United States of America
Nuoleyeng Baatuuwie, Bernard Fellow Male 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 Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Erasmus, Barend Coordinating Lead Author Male South Africa South Africa
Potts, Matthew Coordinating Lead Author Male University of California United States of America
Arnhold, Sebastian Lead Author Male Germany Germany
Athayde, Simone Lead Author Female Federal University of Tocantins United States of America
Holland, Tim Lead Author Male Canada Canada
Krkoška Lorencová, Eliška Lead Author Female Global Change Research Centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
Lowe, Andrew Lead Author Male Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network Australia
Acebey Quiroga, Sandra Verónica Liaison expert Female Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Elias, Peter Liaison expert Male International Social Science Council (ISSC) Nigeria
Fennessy, Maria Liaison expert Female Ramsar Convention Secretariat United States of America
Togtohyn, Chuluun Liaison expert Male Mongolia Mongolia
Gandiwa, Edson Review editor Male Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Nkonya, Ephraim Maduhu Review editor Male International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) United Republic of Tanzania

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

Name Role Gender Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Pandit, Ram Coordinating Lead Author Male Nepal Nepal
Parrotta, John Coordinating Lead Author Male United States of America United States of America
Coudel, Emilie Lead Author Female France France
Harris, James Lead Author Male United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Karlen, Douglas Lead Author Male United States of America United States of America
Kertész, Ádám Lead Author Male Hungary Hungary
Mariño De Posada, Juana Lead Author Female ColombiaInstituto Alexander von Humboldt Colombia
Vieira, Daniel Lead Author Male Brazil Brazil
Anker, Yaakov Liaison expert Male Samaria and the Jordan Rift R&D center Israel
Diaz Morejón, Cristóbal Félix Liaison expert Male Cuba Cuba
Mohd Tamin, Noraini Liaison expert Female Malaysia Malaysia
Ntshotsho, Phumza Liaison expert Female Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) South Africa South Africa
Galatowitsch, Susan Review editor Female Ramsar Convention Secretariat United States of America
Montagnini, Florencia Review editor Female United States of America Argentina United States of America
Chen, Ruishan Fellow Male Hohai University China

Chapter 7: Scenarios of land degradation and restoration

Name Role Gender Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Cantele, Matthew Coordinating Lead Author Male United States of America United States of America
Ten Brink, Ben Coordinating Lead Author Male Netherlands Netherlands
Bonn, Aletta Lead Author Female Germany Germany
Davies, Jonathan Lead Author Male International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Fernandez Trigoso, Miguel Lead Author Male 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 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
Ramirez Hernandez, Wilson Liaison expert Male Instituto Alexander von Humboldt Colombia
Havlik, Petr Review editor Male Czech Republic Czech Republic
Yamagata, Yoshiki Review editor Male Japan Japan
Adams, Vanessa Marie Fellow Female 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 Nominating government/organisation Nationality(ies)
Nangendo, Grace Coordinating Lead Author Female Uganda Uganda
Willemen, Louise Coordinating Lead Author Female Netherlands Netherlands
Bolashvili, Nana Lead Author Female Georgia Georgia
Douterlungne, David Lead Author Male Mexico Belgium
Langlais, Alexandra Lead Author Female France France
Mishra, Prasanta Kumar Lead Author Male India India
Stringer, Lindsay Lead Author Female UNCCD United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Argaw Denboba, Mekuria Liaison expert Male Ethiopia Ethiopia
Belnap, Jayne Liaison expert Female United States of America United States of America
Molau, Ulf Liaison expert Male Sweden Sweden
Santin Brancalion, Pedro Henrique Review editor Male Brazil Brazil
Seely, Mary Kathryn Review editor Female United States of America United States of America
Budiharta, Sugeng Fellow Male Indonesian Institute Of Sciences Indonesia