Ecological Consulting & Communication
Informing and inspiring a more equitable, ecologically sound, and resilient relationship between all people and our home planet.
Bruce Byers Consulting has provided advice and technical assistance about ecologically sustainable strategies for conserving biological diversity and improving human wellbeing to government agencies, NGOs, and the private sector in the United States and internationally in more than forty countries since 1992.
Informing: Bruce’s work as an independent ecological consultant has supported all phases of the adaptive learning cycle needed to simultaneously sustain ecosystems and improve human wellbeing, Assessments, analyses, and applied research provide the background information needed by clients and partners to design effective strategies and actions in complex ecological and social contexts. These services support strategic planning and project and program design. Monitoring and evaluation services complete the cycle, improving future efforts.
Inspiring: Advocating and motivating the action and change needed to reconcile humans and nature is critical at this fragile time in our history and evolution. As a writer, Bruce aims to reach, teach, and motivate readers through stories and essays that are accessible and entertaining. Behavior is the interface between human social systems and ecosystems, and individual and institutional behaviors must change to move us toward societies that live harmoniously with nature.
Bruce’s consulting and writing covers a range of thematic areas and issues, including:
- conservation of biological diversity
- ecosystem services
- ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation
- natural resources management and governance
- international biosphere reserves
- behavior-change strategies and communication
- collaborative and community-based conservation
and natural resources management