Forest Ecologist for Nature United
Ronnie Drever Forest Ecologist for Nature United © Melody Charlie

Our People

Ronnie Drever

Senior Conservation Scientist

Canada

Biography

Ronnie Drever works as a Senior Conservation Scientist for Nature United. He started with The Nature Conservancy in 2007 and provides science leadership and technical expertise to Nature United’s place-based and climate projects.

Ronnie studied Biology and Geography at Queen's University, and later moved to Vancouver to complete a Master's in Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University. After several years working as a biologist and researcher in various parts of British Columbia, he moved to Montreal and in 2008 completed a Ph.D. in Biology at Université du Québec à Montréal.

Ronnie has written dozens of technical reports, popular science pieces and peer-reviewed publications on applied ecology, forestry and landscape ecology.

+ more - less

×
[] [] [] [] [{"title":"Harnessing Nature's Potential","description":"We have an historic opportunity to invest in building back a global economy that is greener, more equitable and gets us on the path to dramatically reduced carbon emissions.","link":"https://www.natureunited.ca/what-we-do/our-priorities/innovating-for-climate-change/hadley-archer-natural-climate-solutions-potential/","target":"_self","desktopImageCrop":"left-top","mobileImageCrop":"left-top","pageImageAlt":"aerial photo of a forest alongside a lake in the northwest territories","articleDate":"Feb 04, 2021","articleAuthor":["Hadley Archer"],"contentTypeTag":"Blog","geoLocationTag":["Canada"],"topicTag":["climate policy","climate change","conservation work","climate science","science","natural climate solutions"],"placesWeProtectTag":[],"businesstags":["Canada"],"businesstags_ids":["tnc:business-group/canada"],"pageImage":{"small":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/squamish-bc-aerial.jpg?crop=0,0,1330,998&wid=300&hei=225&scl=4.435555555555555","default":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/squamish-bc-aerial.jpg?crop=0,0,1330,998&wid=300&hei=225&scl=4.435555555555555","medium2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/squamish-bc-aerial.jpg?crop=0,0,1330,998&wid=800&hei=600&scl=1.6633333333333333","large":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/squamish-bc-aerial.jpg?crop=0,0,1330,998&wid=800&hei=600&scl=1.6633333333333333","small2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/squamish-bc-aerial.jpg?crop=0,0,1330,998&wid=600&hei=450&scl=2.2177777777777776","medium":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/squamish-bc-aerial.jpg?crop=0,0,1330,998&wid=800&hei=600&scl=1.6633333333333333","large2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/squamish-bc-aerial.jpg?crop=0,0,1330,998&wid=1600&hei=1200&scl=0.8316666666666667"}},{"title":"Natural Climate Solutions","description":"Nature can play a critical role in mitigating the effects of climate change. We're working to show how NCS present an opportunity to leverage Canada’s vast natural systems to be a global leader and inspire countries around the world to mobilize nature to mitigate emissions.","link":"https://www.natureunited.ca/what-we-do/our-priorities/innovating-for-climate-change/natural-climate-solutions/","target":"_self","hideArticleDate":"true","desktopImageCrop":"center-middle","mobileImageCrop":"center-middle","pageImageAlt":"curving coastline with blue water and evergreen trees","articleDate":"Sep 16, 2020","articleAuthor":null,"contentTypeTag":"Report","geoLocationTag":["Canada"],"topicTag":["climate policy","climate change","conservation work","climate science","science","natural climate solutions"],"placesWeProtectTag":[],"businesstags":["Canada"],"businesstags_ids":["tnc:business-group/canada"],"pageImage":{"small":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/tnc_87178121_preview.jpg?crop=118,0,1362,1022&wid=300&hei=225&scl=4.542222222222223","default":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/tnc_87178121_preview.jpg?crop=118,0,1362,1022&wid=300&hei=225&scl=4.542222222222223","medium2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/tnc_87178121_preview.jpg?crop=118,0,1362,1022&wid=800&hei=600&scl=1.7033333333333334","large":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/tnc_87178121_preview.jpg?crop=118,0,1362,1022&wid=800&hei=600&scl=1.7033333333333334","small2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/tnc_87178121_preview.jpg?crop=118,0,1362,1022&wid=600&hei=450&scl=2.2711111111111113","medium":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/tnc_87178121_preview.jpg?crop=118,0,1362,1022&wid=800&hei=600&scl=1.7033333333333334","large2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/tnc_87178121_preview.jpg?crop=118,0,1362,1022&wid=1600&hei=1200&scl=0.8516666666666667"}},{"title":"Sustainable Conservation Financing ","description":"We're working to develop projects that ensure Indigenous co-management can be sustainably financed for years to come. ","link":"https://www.natureunited.ca/what-we-do/our-priorities/innovating-for-climate-change/conservation-financing/","target":"_self","desktopImageCrop":"left-top","mobileImageCrop":"left-top","pageImageAlt":"a person holding a flashlight above their head while standing under the northern lights in canada's nwt","articleDate":"Jul 14, 2020","articleAuthor":null,"contentTypeTag":"Project Overview","geoLocationTag":["Canada"],"topicTag":["Canada Target 1","climate policy","climate change","conservation work","conservation finance","natural climate solutions"],"placesWeProtectTag":[],"businesstags":["Canada"],"businesstags_ids":["tnc:business-group/canada"],"pageImage":{"small":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/northern-lights-nwt-person.jpg?crop=0,0,2222,1667&wid=300&hei=225&scl=7.408888888888889","default":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/northern-lights-nwt-person.jpg?crop=0,0,2222,1667&wid=300&hei=225&scl=7.408888888888889","medium2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/northern-lights-nwt-person.jpg?crop=0,0,2222,1667&wid=800&hei=600&scl=2.7783333333333333","large":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/northern-lights-nwt-person.jpg?crop=0,0,2222,1667&wid=800&hei=600&scl=2.7783333333333333","small2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/northern-lights-nwt-person.jpg?crop=0,0,2222,1667&wid=600&hei=450&scl=3.7044444444444444","medium":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/northern-lights-nwt-person.jpg?crop=0,0,2222,1667&wid=800&hei=600&scl=2.7783333333333333","large2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/northern-lights-nwt-person.jpg?crop=0,0,2222,1667&wid=1600&hei=1200&scl=1.3891666666666667"}},{"title":"A United Approach in the Boreal","description":"We're conserving a vast forest of wildlife and carbon by partnering with Indigenous leaders and local communities. ","link":"https://www.natureunited.ca/what-we-do/our-priorities/innovating-for-climate-change/boreal-forest/","target":"_self","desktopImageCrop":"center-middle","mobileImageCrop":"center-middle","pageImageAlt":"birds flying over a misty wetland","articleDate":"Nov 01, 2018","articleAuthor":null,"contentTypeTag":"Partnerships","geoLocationTag":["Manitoba","Canada"],"topicTag":["boreal","forests","land conservation","conservation work","carbon sequestration","carbon","climate change","natural climate solutions","indigenous partners","partners","forest carbon"],"placesWeProtectTag":["Boreal Forest","Landscapes"],"businesstags":["Canada"],"businesstags_ids":["tnc:business-group/canada"],"pageImage":{"small":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Wetlands_of_Canada_Boreal.jpg?crop=111,0,1777,1333&wid=300&hei=225&scl=5.924444444444444","default":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Wetlands_of_Canada_Boreal.jpg?crop=111,0,1777,1333&wid=300&hei=225&scl=5.924444444444444","medium2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Wetlands_of_Canada_Boreal.jpg?crop=111,0,1777,1333&wid=800&hei=600&scl=2.2216666666666667","large":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Wetlands_of_Canada_Boreal.jpg?crop=111,0,1777,1333&wid=800&hei=600&scl=2.2216666666666667","small2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Wetlands_of_Canada_Boreal.jpg?crop=111,0,1777,1333&wid=600&hei=450&scl=2.962222222222222","medium":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Wetlands_of_Canada_Boreal.jpg?crop=111,0,1777,1333&wid=800&hei=600&scl=2.2216666666666667","large2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Wetlands_of_Canada_Boreal.jpg?crop=111,0,1777,1333&wid=1600&hei=1200&scl=1.1108333333333333"}},{"title":"Primer on forest carbon in Canada’s Boreal Forest","description":"Nature United's forest ecologist Ronnie Drever explains how the work we are doing to conserve Canada’s Boreal Forest can be a powerful solution for climate change here and globally.","link":"https://www.natureunited.ca/what-we-do/our-priorities/innovating-for-climate-change/primer-on-forest-carbon-in-canada-s-boreal-forest/","target":"_self","desktopImageCrop":"center-middle","mobileImageCrop":"center-middle","pageImageAlt":"above view of bright green pines","articleDate":null,"articleAuthor":["Ronnie Drever"],"contentTypeTag":"Blog","geoLocationTag":["Northwest Territories","Canada","Manitoba","Alberta"],"topicTag":["climate resilience","climate change","conservation work","forest carbon","carbon","natural climate solutions"],"placesWeProtectTag":["Boreal Forest","Landscapes"],"businesstags":["Canada"],"businesstags_ids":["tnc:business-group/canada"],"pageImage":{"small":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Forest_in_Thelon.jpg?crop=169,0,2661,1996&wid=300&hei=225&scl=8.87111111111111","default":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Forest_in_Thelon.jpg?crop=169,0,2661,1996&wid=300&hei=225&scl=8.87111111111111","medium2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Forest_in_Thelon.jpg?crop=169,0,2661,1996&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.3266666666666667","large":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Forest_in_Thelon.jpg?crop=169,0,2661,1996&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.3266666666666667","small2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Forest_in_Thelon.jpg?crop=169,0,2661,1996&wid=600&hei=450&scl=4.435555555555555","medium":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Forest_in_Thelon.jpg?crop=169,0,2661,1996&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.3266666666666667","large2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Forest_in_Thelon.jpg?crop=169,0,2661,1996&wid=1600&hei=1200&scl=1.6633333333333333"}},{"title":"Conserving Caribou","description":"Through their close connection to the lands and waters of their traditional territories, Indigenous peoples have noticed changes to caribou populations and have taken the lead in implementing changes to safeguard species at-risk.","link":"https://www.natureunited.ca/what-we-do/our-priorities/innovating-for-climate-change/conserving-caribou/","target":"_self","desktopImageCrop":"center-middle","mobileImageCrop":"center-middle","pageImageAlt":"side view of a caribou","articleDate":null,"articleAuthor":null,"contentTypeTag":"Conservation Update","geoLocationTag":["Canada"],"topicTag":["wildlife conservation","conservation work","Caribou","mammals","animals","Species","indigenous stewardship","First Nations","community conservation","natural climate solutions","climate change"],"placesWeProtectTag":[],"businesstags":["Canada"],"businesstags_ids":["tnc:business-group/canada"],"pageImage":{"small":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/tnc_18291726_1640x1025.jpg?crop=136,0,1366,1025&wid=300&hei=225&scl=4.555555555555555","default":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/tnc_18291726_1640x1025.jpg?crop=136,0,1366,1025&wid=300&hei=225&scl=4.555555555555555","medium2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/tnc_18291726_1640x1025.jpg?crop=136,0,1366,1025&wid=800&hei=600&scl=1.7083333333333333","large":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/tnc_18291726_1640x1025.jpg?crop=136,0,1366,1025&wid=800&hei=600&scl=1.7083333333333333","small2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/tnc_18291726_1640x1025.jpg?crop=136,0,1366,1025&wid=600&hei=450&scl=2.2777777777777777","medium":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/tnc_18291726_1640x1025.jpg?crop=136,0,1366,1025&wid=800&hei=600&scl=1.7083333333333333","large2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/tnc_18291726_1640x1025.jpg?crop=136,0,1366,1025&wid=1600&hei=1200&scl=0.8541666666666666"}},{"title":"A Blueprint for Action in Canada","description":"The international market for innovative conservation funding is growing rapidly. Target 1 offers an opportunity to demonstrate and grow conservation as an investment in human wellbeing across our country.","link":"https://www.natureunited.ca/what-we-do/our-priorities/innovating-for-climate-change/a-blueprint-for-action-in-canada/","target":"_self","desktopImageCrop":"center-middle","mobileImageCrop":"center-middle","pageImageAlt":"kid jumping from rock to rock","articleDate":null,"articleAuthor":null,"contentTypeTag":"Tool","geoLocationTag":["Canada"],"topicTag":["conservation funding","conservation finance","conservation work","Canada Target 1","climate policy","climate change","natural climate solutions"],"placesWeProtectTag":[],"businesstags":["Canada"],"businesstags_ids":["tnc:business-group/canada"],"pageImage":{"small":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Skipping_Rocks.jpg?crop=169,0,2661,1996&wid=300&hei=225&scl=8.87111111111111","default":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Skipping_Rocks.jpg?crop=169,0,2661,1996&wid=300&hei=225&scl=8.87111111111111","medium2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Skipping_Rocks.jpg?crop=169,0,2661,1996&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.3266666666666667","large":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Skipping_Rocks.jpg?crop=169,0,2661,1996&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.3266666666666667","small2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Skipping_Rocks.jpg?crop=169,0,2661,1996&wid=600&hei=450&scl=4.435555555555555","medium":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Skipping_Rocks.jpg?crop=169,0,2661,1996&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.3266666666666667","large2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Skipping_Rocks.jpg?crop=169,0,2661,1996&wid=1600&hei=1200&scl=1.6633333333333333"}}]

No Stories