Dr Gary Martin

  • Gary Martin, the Director of the Global Diversity Foundation, has been involved in conservation and ethnobotanical work for over thirty years. He has engaged in applied research and training in more than forty-five countries, and was awarded Fulbright fellowships to conduct ethnobotanical studies in Bolivia and Mexico.  After studying botany as an undergraduate, he received his MA and PhD in anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley. From 1998 – 2011, Gary was a research fellow and lecturer at the School of Anthropology and Conservation of the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK. Between 2010-2012, he was a Carson Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Society and Environment in Munich, Germany. Since 2011, he has been the Director of the Global Environments Summer Academy and is the creator of the incipient Global Environments Network. In 2012, he was appointed by Defra as a member of the Darwin Expert Committee, which provides strategic advice on the principles and objectives of the UK Darwin Initiative.