Senior Research Fellow leading on programme synthesis
Chidi is a forest and environmental scientist with an emphasis on the socioecological aspects of nature, ecosystems services and biodiversity management. His research interests focus on landscape and natural resources sustainability and ecosystem services, particularly on the economic, policy, and social dimensions of these. As a broadly trained natural resource scientist, he is well suited to understand and communicate the connections among the ecological, economic, policy, and social dimensions of these systems within the context of sustainable development.
Before joining the Landscape Decisions Programme, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the MULTIFOREST project at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. He investigated how scenarios of socio-economic development and policies on different spatial scales (global, EU, national) may affect the future delivery of forest ecosystems services, the persistence, and the community structure of forest species within the context of the evolving global climate change crisis. Before this, he worked at the University of Bern Switzerland, where he was engaged in the conceptualisation of climate knowledge systems for forest-based climate change projects including assessing the financial performance of climate-smart forestry practices and the implementation of research projects on climate policy mainstreaming in forest management. He has extensive work experience in natural resource management, ecosystems services sustainability and climate change adaptations.