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Brief Biography Nicholas Menzies

Nicholas K. Menzies. Born September 11, 1953

Nick is currently working at the University of California at Berkeley as a Visiting Scholar carrying out research and writing for a book on communities managing forest resources in Asia, Africa and Latin America. This work is being carried out with funds from a Fellowship to the University from the Ford Foundation.

Nick has a degree in Chinese Studies from Cambridge University (UK), and a PhD in Wildland Resource Science from the University of California at Berkeley. After completing his PhD at Berkeley, he has worked on issues concerning communities and forest resources management with the Mountain Institute in Tibet, and with the Ford Foundation in China and in East Africa until the end of 2001 when he moved to California to take up his present position at Berkeley.

Nick has published a number of papers on the communities, natural resources, and development. He is also the author of the volume on Forestry in Joseph Needham’s "Science and Civilisation in China" (Vol. VI.pt 3. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. 1996), and of "Forest and Land Management in Late Imperial China" (London, Macmillan Press. 1994).

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