Jayashree Ratnam is community and ecosystems ecologist.
Roy Behnke was trained in Arabic studies and social anthropology at the Universities of Chicago and California.
Ced Hesse is the principal researcher on Drylands within the Climate Change Group of the International Institute for Environment and Development work.
Arun Agrawal is the Associate Professor of Natural Resources & Environment at the University of Michigan.
Ilse Köhler-Rollefson is currently Coordinator of the League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development (LPP) and the global LIFE Network.