Dr. Ranil Senanayake [ Founder and Senior Scientist]
ER pioneers in Primary Ecosystem Services [PES] is founded on ideas as observed in nature by Ranil Senanayake PhD. Ranil is one of the most senior ecologists in the world with over 50 years experience working in pan-tropical ecosystems. Ranil is a profound personality with an innate ability to conceptualize innovative strategies for integrating biological processes to build new pathways for capital flow that will directly benefit stakeholders as well as the biosphere .
Ranil discusses Primary Ecosystem Services [PES] as an expert on the subject at forums, agencies, and universities across the globe. Ranil is also the founder of Analog Forestry, a system of advanced sylviculture and the standards for ‘beyond organic’ Forest Garden Products (FGP cert).
A prolific writer his discourse on forestry and is studied and demonstrated
in over 15 countries.
Dejan deZoysa [Founding Partner and CEO]
Dejan is Ranil’s personal aide and has been studying under Ranil’s guide since 2017. Having left the city with a myriad of experiences, the inability to develop a farm plan and manage his own personal and degraded landscape in the southern foothills of Sri Lanka led to this formal role and guided application of Analog Forestry. Thorough this practical experience in Sri Lanka and Myanmar he began to understand deeply the value of restoring farms and unproductive landscapes based on volumizing living pools of Photosynthetic Biomass.
EarthRestoration was founded in July of 2018. As CEO of the company, Dejan has directed many research expeditions to gain new DATA related to the accumulation of Photosynthetic Biomass of tree species. Using this DATA, EarthRestoration has developed a very unique tree DATABASE for unlocking wealth that is referenced as Primary Ecosystem Services [PES]. With this verifiable aspect of tree-farming, EarthRestoration is able to create new pathways for funding sustainable restorations across the pan-tropics while capturing new values of use to humankind.
More about Dejan : https://www.linkedin.com/in/dejan-dezoysa-8a3a72163/
Dr. Arne Fjortoft [Global advocate for restoration and improving rural livelihoods]
Dr. Arne’s vision of bridging public education and restoration of large scale degraded landscapes was worth the efforts of nearly 50 years of pioneering activities in 26 countries.
“Today, we live in a global village. It is threatened by climate change. Our vision and commitment to this challenge will determine living conditions for our children, grandchildren and future generations”.
More about Dr. Arne : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arne_Fjørtoft
Chaturanga Nimesh [Senior Research and DATA management specialist]