Theme: A Holistic Approach Towards Improving Forest Restoration Outcomes
Dr. Leland Werden is a Restoration Ecologist who focuses developing tools to conserve and restore degraded forests. His work has spanned ecosystems from the temperate forests of the Northeastern United States, to the tropical wet and dry forests of Costa Rica and Hawaii. He is currently a postdoc at the University of Hawaii where he working to improve the outcomes of critically endangered Hawaiian plant reintroductions. Leland will be starting a position as the Director of Science for Plant-for-the-Planet in early 2021.