People and Nature is proud of its strong and diverse Associate Editor Board, fully representing the multidisciplinary research subjects we are ready to receive papers from and publish across. Our Associate Editors range from established and renowned scholars in their field, to new stars rising in the ranks (See previous blog post from Associate Editor Becca Lovell).

We will be publishing spotlights on new additions (and catching up with those already on the board) over time, so keep an eye out for new posts.

Here we have one of our latest Associate Editors to join the team: Assaf Shwartz from The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. His research specialisms focus on urban ecology, extinction of experience, nature-based solutions and human health and wellbeing.



I am Assistant Professor of Conservation Biology, head of The Human and Biodiversity Research Lab, in the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion, in Haifa, Israel. My research focuses on the relationship between people and biodiversity, aiming to integrate human aspects into ecological research to answer applied questions. My main drive is to find sustainable solutions for planning and managing human-dominated landscapes for the mutual benefit of people and biodiversity conservation. I lead empirical, theoretically-grounded research that breaks traditional disciplinary boundaries to integrate social aspects into ecological research and explore the ecological and social costs and benefits of different interventions.


To read more about Assaf’s research projects, visit the website of The Human and Biodiversity Research Lab at The Technion.