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Annie Yang

Scotland lead, Climate-KIC ForLand project

Working on the Climate-KIC ForLand project, Annie leads work in Scotland to develop a process to improve forest restoration supported by an innovative software platform. She is affiliated with ETH Zürich, the University of Edinburgh's Institute of Geography and the Lived Environment and Centre for Sustainable Forests and Landscapes. Other project partners include Forest Research, ONF International and CIRAD.

Before this, Annie spent three years at the Thünen Institute of International Forestry working on the project LaforeT, examining policy approaches for improving livelihoods, sustainable forest management and conservation. Here she worked as a senior scientist on socio-ecological systems and developed participatory mapping approaches to understand local perceptions and values around land use.

Annie also spent three years working for the Centre of International Forestry Research in Indonesia looking at opportunities and challenges in developing REDD+ benefit sharing mechanisms. She was also involved in researching the links between tropical forest use, migration and remittances.

Annie has a PhD from the University of Edinburgh on the impact of environmental rural development measures.