Dr Widayati’s main areas of work are on land-use and -cover changes, tree-cover transitions and a nested landscape approach for lowemissions development strategies. She coordinates related projects in Indonesia. She leads geospatial work for a wide range of studies of climate-change mitigation and integrated landscape management. Dr Widayati also develops tools and methods for assessing drivers of land-use changes and vulnerability to environmental changes and hazards. She obtained her PhD from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK, and has previously worked for organizations on global-change studies and forest conservation.