Agronomic engineer from Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Rabat (1981), and Ecole Supérieure du Bois, Paris France(1980). Master of Sciences (1988) in economics and PhD in Forestry (19992) from the university of Idaho, USA. Master of Sciences in ICT, university of Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France (virtual campus). Full Professor at Ecole Nationale Forestière d’Ingénieurs since 1994, and visiting professor University Hassan II, Casablanca, university Mohamed V, Rabat, University Moulay Ismail, Meknes nd University Abdelmalek Essadi, Tétouan. Affiliated to the Royal Institute for Strategic Studies (IRES), Rabat, as a Research Associate. From 1981 to 1994, he was a research scientist at the National Center for Forestry Research, Rabat. His recent research and development interests deal with integrated natural resources management (water, coastal zones, wetlands, fisheries, etc.), environmental assessment, climate change adaptation, and rural development. Author of many publications (book chapters, scientific papers, expertise reports, documents, etc.), recipient of numerous research grants and consultant for international (UNESCO, ISESCO, UNDP, World Bank, GIZ) and national public and private organizations. Fulbright Alumni, president of the Regional Science Association of Morocco and a member of some professional associations and Lead author for the IPCC fifth report, chapter 5 (coastal zones and low laying areas). IZA Research Fellow since August 2014.