Team Biography

Dr. Sarah Jane Wilson

Co-Founder & Research Manager, Pilot Projects

Dr. Sarah Jane Wilson is a Cities4Forests Co-Founder and the Director of Nature-based Projects at Pilot Projects — a Cities4Forests founding partner. Her research connects socio-cultural dynamics with sustainable forest landscapes including conservation and restoration strategies, education, and community engagement. She led Cities4Forests’ flagship publication, Better Forests, Better Cities (2022). She holds a PhD. in Geography (Tropical Forest Restoration and Human Geography) and a Master of Science in Biology from McGill University. She has authored 30+ peer-reviewed publications and has worked with community forests around the world.