William Nikolakis is a lawyer and a lecturer in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He is the Deputy Coordinator of the International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO) Task Force, 'Resources for the Future: Transformation in Forest Use', a multidisciplinary and international network of forestry experts that evaluates forest policy and governance. His academic work is focused on natural resources governance and law, and on resolving complex problems and trade-offs in this context. Dr Nikolakis has paid particular attention to resource allocations and rights to Indigenous communities. John L. Innes is Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He teaches in the field of international forestry. Since arriving at UBC, he has worked on a range of issues associated with forest management. He is actively involved with climate change research, particularly its effects on forest ecosystems and the development of appropriate management strategies for adaptation, and in 2007 was part of the IPCC team that shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.