DR. LEONARD BERRY
FORMER DIRECTOR | FAU CLIMATE CHANGE INITIATIVE
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Dr. Leonard Berry
Former Director, Florida Center for Environmental Studies, Florida Atlantic University
Leonard Berry, PhD is the former director of the Center for Environmental Studies and coordinator of the Climate Change Initiative at Florida Atlantic University. His expertise areas include geomorphology, wetland ecosystems, and adaptation and mitigation of climate change. Born in England, studied tropical environments in East and South Asia, and later in Eastern Africa, with 12 years residence in that area in various university positions. In Africa developed an interest in natural resource management and rural development applied problems, including work on regional planning problems for the government of Tanzania. Since coming to the United States in 1970, has worked on environmental and development training programs for USAID, UNSO, and UNEP; and worked for the World Bank in a number of capacities. Current interests include effective information systems for natural resource management and environmental education. In 1994 he was appointed Director of the Florida Center for Environmental Studies. The mission of the Center is to collect, analyze, and promote the use of scientifically sound information concerning tropical and sub-tropical, freshwater and estuary ecosystems. Its role is to bring the full resources of the Florida State University System to bear on the critical environmental management issues of the state and of tropical, subtropical, ecosystems worldwide. Dr. Berry has authored/edited 27 books, over 250 professional papers and reports and has been consultant for many environmental development agencies.
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