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

People: Assessment Panel

The Assessment Panel directs the scientific process of the assessment, and is comprised of the co-chairs of each working group, three at-large members, and the Panel Co-Chairs. The members were appointed by the Board, and as the panel directs the assessment itself, its members were selected to reflect the desire for diversity in the MA: balance between North/South, natural and social sciences, and gender.


  • Harold Mooney, USA
  • Angela Cropper, Trinidad & Tobago

Panel Members:

  • Doris Capistrano, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Indonesia
  • Stephen Carpenter, University of Wisconsin, USA
  • Kanchan Chopra, Institute of Economic Growth, India
  • Partha Dasgupta, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Rashid Hassan, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Rik Leemans, Wageningen University, Netherlands
  • Robert May, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Robert Scholes, CSIR, South Africa
  • Prabhu Pingali, Economic Analysis Division, UN Food and Agricultural Organization, Italy
  • Cristian Samper, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, USA
  • Zhao Shidong, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China