Soufiane M’sou holds a PhD in Ecology and Phyto-chemistry from Cadi Ayyad University, where he focused on the study and monitoring of biodiversity, ethnobotany and cultural landscapes in the High Atlas, and phytochemistry. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering & Management of Biodiversity and his Masters in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Protection, Conservation and Valorization from Cadi Ayyad University, Faculty of Science in 2011 and 2013 respectively. Soufiane joined Global Diversity Foundation in March 2017 as Morocco Field Scientist for GDF’s Ethnobiology Programme, which currently focuses on the maintenance of High Atlas Cultural Landscapes as territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities (ICCA), and research on policy and governance.
Soufiane is a fluent speaker of Tamazight, Arabic, French and English. He is based in Morocco.