Dr. Fikret Berkes is Distinguished Professor at the Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba, and Canada Research Chair in Community-based Resource Management. His major contributions have been in the area of integrated social-ecological systems, and deal with commons theory, resilience and traditional ecological knowledge. He has authored some 250 peer-reviewed publications including nine books. His traditional knowledge book, Sacred Ecology (Routledge, 2012) won the 2014 Sustainability Science Award of the Ecological Society of America. He has also authored Coasts for People (Routledge, 2015) and co-edited the volumes, Linking Social and Ecological Systems (1998) and Navigating Social-Ecological Systems (2003).