Dr Warner is an innovative, independent researcher with significant expertise in forest and natural resource management, agriculture, climate change, and gender. She has worked with governments, international agencies and organizations, and NGOs for more than 25 years in countries in Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Pacific. She has held senior positions at the World Resources Institute, FAO, IUCN, Winrock International, New Zealand Aid, and RECOFTC and currently has an adjunct position at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. As an East-West Center grantee, she obtained her PhD in Ecological Anthropology from the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii. and was a Research Fellow at the Oxford Forestry Institute, Oxford University, United Kingdom. She serves on the Board of Trustees of RECOFTC (The Center for People and Forests), Bangkok, Thailand.