Kathleen Buckingham | Land Portal


Kathleen is a Research Associate for the Global Restoration Initiative in the Forests Program. Her research focuses on developing diagnostic tools to assist stakeholders to plan and implement successful forest and landscape restoration.

Prior to joining WRI, Kathleen lived in China where she worked for various organizations including the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) and Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO). She has also worked in Kuwait, South Korea, Malaysia and India.

Kathleen holds a DPhil in Geography and the Environment (PhD) from the University of Oxford, MSc Environmental Sustainability from the University of Edinburgh and certificate in Advanced Chinese from Beijing Language and Culture University.

When not working, Kathleen enjoys running with DC Striders, rowing with Capitol PM Rowing club and travelling.


Research Associate
World Resources Institute
10 G Street NE Suite 800
20002 Washington, DC
United States

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