Michael Schoon is an associate professor in Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability, focusing on policy and governance in sustainable systems. His work combines multiple methodological approaches and looks at collaborative, cross-border institutional arrangements covering a range of environmental issues from biodiversity conservation to water sharing to fire management in the Arizona borderlands.
Schoon serves as co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of the Commons, the leading journal in common-pool resource management. He is also active in international research communities on resilience and complex systems through the Resilience Alliance and the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society. Additionally, he serves on the board for IUCN’s Transboundary Conservation Specialist Group, which advises academics and practitioners on large-scale, cross-border conservation.
Catherine M. Tucker
Catherine M. Tucker is an ecological and economic anthropologist at the University of Florida. Her research focuses on community-based natural resource management, common-pool resources and environmental governance. She is currently working with Central American coffee cooperatives to explore how alternative trade and “ecofriendly” methods impact smallholder coffee producers’ livelihoods, environmental sustainability, and adaptations to market volatility and climate change. She is the author of Coffee Culture: Local Experiences, Global Connections (Routledge) and Changing Forests: Collective Action, Common Property and Coffee in Honduras (Springer). Her work has been published in Global Environmental Change, Conservation Science & Practice, Earth’s Future, Ecology and Society, Environmental Science & Policy, and Society and Natural Resources, among others.
Bram Büscher is Professor and Chair of the Sociology of Development and Change group at Wageningen University and holds visiting positions at the University of Johannesburg and Stellenbosch University. Bram has published widely on the relations between nature, development and politics and is the author of ‘The Truth About Nature. Environmentalism in the Era of Post-Truth Politics and Platform Capitalism (University of California Press, 2021) and co-author, together with Robert Fletcher, of ‘The Conservation Revolution: Radical Ideas for Saving Nature Beyond the Anthropocene’ (Verso, 2020). Bram is one of the senior editors of Conservation & Society (www.conservationandsociety.org). For more information, and access to publications, see: www.brambuscher.com
George T. Mudimu
George T. Mudimu holds a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Western Cape, under the DSI/NRF South African Chair in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, Prof. Ruth Hall. He researches land politics, rural politics, social movements, agrarian change, and political economy. He has published in: Review of African Political Economy; The Journal of Peasant Studies; Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy; Geojournal; Journal of African Contemporary Studies. George is an active member of the Collective of Agrarian Scholar- Activists from the South (CASAS). He is part of the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative. Email: email@example.com
Ariane de Bremond
Ariane de Bremond is Executive Officer of the Global Land Programme (www.glp.earth), Senior Scientist at the Centre for Development and Environment at the University of Bern, Switzerland, and Associate Research Professor in Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland. Her research interests include land system science with a focus on land governance, land use and conflict; science-policy interface, and knowledge co-design and co-production. In my current research, I seek to understand how land use and governance is connected (telecoupled) across distant socio-ecological systems and to explore how contextualized ‘pathways’ can be designed through transdisciplinary methods in support of more just and the sustainable governance of land resources.
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Farai Mtero is a senior researcher at the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape. He is currently leading a research project on land redistribution in South Africa.
Gabriela is a Ph.D. candidate at the Center for Environmental Studies and Research, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and a visiting scholar at the Center for the Analysis of Social-Ecological Landscapes (CASEL), Indiana University. Research interests: Food systems, agroecology, smallholders and agriculture/agroforestry, land use analysis, public policies, governance. Geographical areas of specialization: Brazil.