Agata A. Konczal works at the Wageningen University and Research, in Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group since May 2022. Between October 2017 and April 2022, she was a researcher at the European Forest Institute (Governance Programme) where she led the European Forest Governance and Society Team. She has a background in humanities and social science and holds a PhD in social and cultural anthropology from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. Her specialization lies in environmental anthropology, political ecology, environmental history and in particular in forest anthropology. Agata's main research interests are studies on perception, understanding and use of forests by different social groups, various approaches to, and interpretations of nature protection (e.g. within rewilding projects), and interdisciplinary research relating to forest and environmental topics. In 2014, she was a visiting scholar at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and in 2015 and 2016 at the Aarhus University, where she worked with Aarhus University Research on the Anthropocene Team.