Jack Durrell


Jack Durrell has more than 15 years experience providing strategic research and communication support to international development organizations, including the Red Cross, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), and the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR). Most recently, he was communications director at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA). Jack has an M.S. in Globalization and Development from the School of Advanced Studies, University of London, and a Ph.D. in geography from King’s College, London. He is currently working as an independent researcher and writer/editor.

By this writer
Forests could be the most realistic defense against global warming
7 Nov 2018

Five reasons why

Migration: A form of climate change adaptation?
29 Oct 2018

Planning for more movement

Forests: an overlooked resource for tackling micronutrient deficiency
17 Sep 2018

Dietary diversity

Realizing the potential of Africa’s rangelands
11 Sep 2018

Zonal grazing systems

Q+A: The backstory on invasive plant species with CABI’s Arne Witt
20 Aug 2018

"Homogynene" a risk

Some strategic approaches to land restoration
14 Aug 2018

Various techniques work

The key to scaling up social enterprises to make an impact
31 May 2018

Viable business sense

Case studies show financial, food security benefits of forest landscape restoration
6 May 2018

Win-win solutions

Carefully managed fires can enhance biodiversity in Africa’s fragile savannas
17 Mar 2018

Pyrodiversity boosts species variety

Promoting land restoration at a watershed scale
5 Mar 2018

Replication a success indicator

Can sustainable intensification alone support a growing population?
21 Feb 2018

Assessing the options

Arctic vault a safe zone for seeds as crop diversity dwindles
13 Feb 2018

Securing future food supply

Lessons learned from Miro Forestry on plantation management
9 Feb 2018

Sustainable forestry model

Can we move beyond the Paris climate pact to address the emissions gap?
30 Nov 2017

If gap is not closed by 2030, it is extremely unlikely that the goal to hold global warming to well below 2 degrees Cels...

Protecting mangroves from plastic pollution in Haiti
13 Nov 2017

Mangroves are being degraded by plastic pollution as Haiti struggles to manage its waste effectively