Originally from the state of California in the United States, Edward Webb has lived in SE Asia for more than 20 years investigating processes of land cover change at mutliple scales and dimensions. He is the Principal Investigator of the Applied Plant Ecology lab, which pursues a wide range of conservation-relevant themes. He has worked with a wide range of stakeholders across a broad spectrum of society, including individuals, local and international NGOs, academics and government agencies.
Land governance, Land change trade-offs for ecosystem services and biodiversity , Land management systems
A new article in Environmental Research Letters anticipatestree plantation expansion will continue to drive deforestation in SE Asia, and argues significantly heightened protection is needed to secure the long-term preservation of high and medium-integrity forest, especially in highly contested forest frontier regions.
Based on their analysis of the complex and interacting drivers of forest change in the Himalayas, the authors highlight five thematic focus areas to curtail forest loss and promote recovery in this article in Global Environmental Change.