Dr. Bruce Byers is an ecologist, independent consultant, and writer with more than 35 years of professional experience in more than 40 countries. His work focuses at the interface of ecology and sustainable development, combining his academic background in ecology and evolution with extensive practical experience in applied social sciences. 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. His blogs and essays tell stories of science and conservation from around the world in an accessible, entertaining, and thought-provoking style. Bruce is a member of the Public Affairs Committee of the Ecological Society of America, where he works to increase the engagement of academic ecologists in public affairs and policy.
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