Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Strengthening Capacity to Manage Ecosystems Sustainably for Human Well-Being

Bridging Scales and Epistemologies: Linking Local Knowledge and Global Science in Multi-Scale Assessments

Alexandria, Egypt  ·  March 17-20, 2004

International Advisory Committee

The International Advisory Committee provided guidance on the development of the confernece program and agenda. The committee reviewed and selected abstracts submitted for inclusion in the conference, and selected the final papers to be included in the conference proceedings. Institutional affiliations for committee members listed here may not be current. 

  • Dr. Janis Alcorn, Fellow, Institutions and Governance, World Resources Institute, USA
  • Dr. Alejandro Argumedo, Asociacion Kechua-Aymara Andes, Peru
  • Dr. Fikret Berkes, Professor and Canada Research Chair, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Esther Camac, Executive Director, Asociación Ixä Ca Vaá de Desarrollo e Información Indigeni, Costa Rica
  • Dr. Doris Capistrano, MA Sub-Global Working Group Co-chair; Programme Director, Forests and Governance, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Indonesia
  • Dr. Angela Cropper, MA Assessment Panel Social Science Co-Chair; The Cropper Foundation, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Dr. Elaine Elisabetsky, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Dr. Carl Folke, Professor and Director, Transdisciplinary Centre for Research on Natural Resources and the Environment (CNM) and Department of Systems Ecology, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Professor Fu Bojie, Director, Division of Bureau of Resource and Environment Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Professor Madhav Gadgil, Center for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, India
  • Mr. Sandy Gauntlett, International Research Institute for Maori and Indigenous Education, New Zealand
  • Dr. C.S. Holling, Professor, Department of Zoology, USA
  • Dr. Louis Lebel, Professor and Science Coordinator, Southeast Asian Regional Committee for START, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Li Wenhua, Institute of Geographical Science and Natural Resources Research Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Professor Liu Jiyuan, Director, Institute of Geographical Science and Natural Resources Research Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Professor Liu Hongmao, Director, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Gardens, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Professor Akin L. Mabogunje, Chairman, Development Policy Centre, Nigeria
  • Dr. Jane Mogina, School of Natural Sciences, University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea
  • Dr. M. Granger Morgan, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Dr. Douglas Nakashima, Leader, Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS) Project, UNESCO
  • Dr. Cristian Samper, Sub-Global Working Group Co-chair; Subdirector, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
  • Marie Byström, Swedish International Biodiversity Programme, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Thomas Rosswall, Executive Director, International Council for Science, France.