Dr. Bruce Byers is an ecologist, writer, and international ecological consultant, and with more than 35 years of professional experience in more than 40 countries. His work focuses on the relationship between humans and nature, and at the interface of ecology and sustainable development, combining his academic background in ecology and evolution with extensive experience in applied social sciences. His creative nonfiction writing tells stories of science and conservation from around the world. Bruce Byers Consulting, the independent consulting business he founded in 1994, provides technical assistance to government agencies, NGOs, and the private sector in the United States and worldwide, carrying out assessments, analyses, evaluations, and applied research that lead to the design of effective strategies and programs in complex ecological and social contexts. Bruce has extensive experience in biodiversity conservation, forestry, natural resources management, ecosystem services. climate change adaptation and mitigation, and environmental communication, outreach, and behavior change. He has led many multi-disciplinary and international teams in this work, and his numerous presentations and publications synthesize complex information and communicate clearly to diverse target audiences and stakeholders.