The Knepp Wildland project is guided by a board of conservation experts
Keith Alexander, independent ecologist and specialist on saproxylic beetles
Martin Boers, Livestock Partnership Veterinary Practice
Prof Paul Buckland, Professor in Environmental Archaeology, Bournemouth University
Jill Butler, Conservation Advisor, Woodland Trust
Prof Mick Crawley, Emeritus Professor of Plant Ecology, Imperial College, London
Alastair Driver, former Head of Conservation, Environment Agency
Jason Emrich, Manager, Knepp Castle Estate, and Regional Director, Savills
Alison Field, Area Director for London & the Southeast, Forestry Commission
Prof Rob Fuller, former Science Director, British Trust for Ornithology
Paul Goriup, Director of Fieldfare International Ecological Development PLC
Emma Goldberg, Natural England
Penny Green, Ecologist, Knepp Wildland, and former Manager, Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre
Ted Green, Founding Member, Ancient Tree Forum, and former English Nature Conservation Consultant to the Crown Estate at Windsor
Theresa Greenaway, former Manager, Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre
Prof Matthew Heard, Principal Scientific Officer, Natural Environment Research Council
Kristoffer Hewitt, Senior Advisor, Biodiversity Sussex & Kent Area, Natural England
Neil Hulme, independent conservation advisor and former Chair, Butterfly Conservation (Sussex Branch)
Hans Kampf, Senior Policy Advisor on Ecosystems and the Environment to the Dutch Government
Jason Lavender, Co-Director, High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Prof Sir John Lawton, former Chair of Making Space for Nature, and President, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Dr Alex Lord, Projects Manager, Permian Global Research Ltd
Dr Pascale Nicolet, Director of Policy and Implementation, Freshwater Habitats Trust
Matthew Oates, National Specialist on Nature, National Trust
Jim Seymour, Southeast Regional Land Management Programme Manager, Natural England
Julian Smith, Trustee, Knepp Castle Estate
Dr Ken Smith, former Head of Aquatic Research, RSPB
Jonathan Spencer, Head of Planning and Environment, Forestry Commission
Jim Swanson, Grazing Animals Project
Dr Frans Vera, Dutch ecologist and author of Grazing Ecology & Forest History
Joep van de Vlasakker, Large Herbivore Foundation
Dr Tony Whitbread, CEO, Sussex Wildlife Trust
Founding member of the Ancient Tree Forum and former English Nature Conservation consultant to the Crown Estate at Windsor
Renowned ecologist and ornithologist, involved in the Oostvaardersplassen since 1979
Freeing the landscape – grazing animals as ecosystems engineers
Geoarchaeologist and environmental archaeologist who has specialises in in the 10,000-year history of chalk grasslands.
Chalk grasslands: man or nature? The archaeological subfossil snail evidence
Director and founder member of the Ancient Tree Forum and Specialist Adviser to the IUCN on European saproxylic beetles.
Beetles open a window into the past – sub-fossil evidence of a more open post-glacial forest
Ecologist and lichenologist, has spent 30 years learning from the New Forest and visiting old growth woodlands across Europe.
Lichens, grazing and woodland structure; or a tale of two forests
UK Conservation adviser, Woodland Trust and specialist in ancient and other veteran trees, wood pastures and parkland.
Perceptions of primeval forest – Britain’s ancient oaks challenge the myth
President of the British Ecological Society, trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and director of the York Environmental Sustainability Institute
Grazers and Browsers for Conservation in the UK
National specialist on nature for the National Trust, is writing on the ecology of the Purple Emperor butterfly. Major breakthroughs have been made at Knepp.
Discovering the Purple Emperor – insights gained from rewilding at Knepp
Owner of Knepp Castle Estate and chair of Rewilding Britain.
Rewilding Knepp: how the economics stack up
Resident ecologist is putting together the ten year review of the rewilding project.
Turtle doves and nightingales: the wildlife results of Knepp
Landscape ecologist and grazing and predation expert at ARK Nature. Since 2005 he has worked on the reintroduction of wisent in the Dutch dunes near Zandvoort.
Bison, wild cattle and horses in the Kraansvlak and Maashorst, The Netherlands
Bill Sutherland & Nancy Ockendon
Professor of Conservation Biology at the University of Cambridge, President of the British Ecological Society., and a huge fan of Frans Vera.
Future challenges and opportunities for rewilding and restoration
Head of Environment for Forest Enterprise England, observer on the Rewilding Britain Board of trustees and former Nature Conservancy Council forest ecologist
Change and Necessity: the way ahead for UK Conservation
Leader of the groundbreaking 2010 review of England’s wildlife sites -‘Making Space for Nature’, and President of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (God’s own county)
Making Even More Space for Nature
Emeritus Professor at Imperial College London, an ecologist with special interest in plant-herbivore interactions.