The Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) is delighted to announce Jonathan Drori has joined the Institute as Honorary Professor. Professor Drori is an internationally renowned author and science communicator, and brings with him significant expertise in natural sciences communications and in strategy for academic and scientific institutions.
Professor Robert Jackson, Chair in Tree Pathology at the School of Biosciences comments; “As BIFoR continues to lead research of direct relevance to all aspects of forested landscapes, this appointment reflects our ambition to shape and communicate our world-leading research to a wide range of audiences.”
Professor Jonathan Drori comments; “I’m honoured to be joining such a wonderful team at BIFoR - their research on forests is more vital now than ever before and has global impact. I hope I can contribute to increasing that impact even further.”
BIFoR aims to provide fundamental science, social science and cultural research of direct relevance to forested landscapes anywhere in the world. They make the evidence-based case for forests as part of one-planet living.
Professor Jonathan Drori CBE has interests in environment, technology and public engagement with science. He is a Trustee of The Eden Project, Cambridge Science Centre, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Cambridge University Botanic Garden, and a former Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and The Woodland Trust. He is author of Around the World in 80 Trees, an acclaimed and much-loved bestseller, now in 16 languages, entwining plant science, history, culture and etymology.