Seline Meijer (The Netherlands) has a background in Environmental Sciences, holding a M.Sc. in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management from the University of Oxford in the UK. She completed her Ph.D. in Forestry at University College Dublin, Ireland, in 2014. During her research, carried out in partnership with the World Agroforestry Centre, she spent three years in Malawi working with local subsistence farmers. Her research focused on farmers’ attitudes and perceptions towards tree planting and deforestation, and explored potential linkages between the two. In June 2015, Seline took up a new position as Programme Officer at IUCN in Gland, Switzerland, and is responsible for managing the development of, and contributing to, a new IUCN knowledge product called Human Dependence on Nature. This product aims to improve the understanding of the contribution of species and ecosystems to the livelihoods and economies of indigenous peoples and local communities.