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Elson Ian Nyl Galang

Company: McGill University

Position: Ph.D. Candidate


I am a Ph.D. candidate working on participatory scenarios development and exploration for Canadian social-ecological landscapes, studying the social learning effects and other sustainability outcomes of these collaborative processes. I hold a Master's degree in sustainability science, studying ecosystem service dynamics of an agroforestry watershed in the Philippines from an intergenerational perspective. For my undergraduate degree in agricultural sciences, I explored the social-ecological resilience of a silvopastoral community in a traditional cattle-raising landscape also in the Philippines.

I have also been involved in local and international research projects on piloting integrated models of school-plus-home gardens in the Philippines; developing new ASEAN policy guidelines for climate-smart-agriculture; scanning for restoration and conservation solutions for bioproduction landscapes in Asia; and developing frameworks for mobilizing stakeholders for conservation of critical natural landscapes among many others.


Master of Science in Sustainability (2019)
United Nations University- Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, Japan

UNU Joint Diplomas in Sustainability Science
Sophia University, Japan (2018) and The University of Tokyo (2019)

BSc Agriculture major in Landscape Agroforestry (cum laude) (2016)
University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines