Alexander Buck is the Executive Director of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), a global network for science collaboration uniting over 15,000 scientists in more than 600 member organizations in 125 countries. He studied forestry and law and is an expert on international forest, environment and resource policy. Alexander has 20 years of experience in working at the science-policy interface. He has been instrumental in establishing the Collaborative Partnership on Forests’ Global Forest Expert Panel (GFEP), an initiative which he coordinated until 2010 when he was appointed to his current position. Alexander is a member of the advisory boards of various forest-related international initiatives, including the Program of Forests (PROFOR) hosted by the World Bank and Yale University’s Governance, Environment and Markets (GEM) Initiative.