Dr Michael Gilmore

Visiting Professor of Sustainability

School of Allied Health Sciences

Dr. Michael Gilmore is Visiting Professor of Sustainability at the University of Suffolk. He is also an Associate Professor in George Mason University’s School of Integrative Studies (SIS). Dr. Gilmore is an ethnobiologist with over twenty years of experience working with the Maijuna indigenous group of the Peruvian Amazon on community-based biocultural conservation projects and has a deep appreciation and understanding of their traditional culture and ancestral lands. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles in a variety of scholarly journals spanning the fields of ethnobiology, geography, ecology, and policy. He is also the producer of the award-winning documentary film Guardians of the Forest (2020), which chronicles the Maijuna people’s fight for their biologically rich ancestral lands and cultural survival. In addition to his work at George Mason University, Dr. Gilmore founded and is president of OnePlanet, a non-profit organization that partners with the Maijuna.