Matthew D. Potts is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management and S.J Hall Chair in Forest Economics. In addition, he is Associate Director for Sustainable Development of the Blum Center for Developing Economies and Vice Chair of the Graduate Group in Development Engineering. He has a broad, interdisciplinary background with formal training in mathematics, ecology, and economics, and more than two decades of experience in resources management issues in low- and middle-income countries. His interdisciplinary lab focuses on the co-production by human and natural systems of ecosystem services and natural pathways for carbon sequestration. In 2013, he was awarded the UC Berkeley Rausser College of Natural Resources’ Young Faculty/Cooperative Specialist Award, and most recently served as a coordinating lead author on the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment.