Mike is an ecologist working for Natural England, specialising in climate change adaptation and mitigation. As the public body’s principle specialise on climate change, he is a scientist who works closely with policy makers and practitioners on a range of issues including carbon storage and sequestration by habitats, nature reserve management and adaptation to climate change. In addition, Morecroft is a lead author on ecosystems for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and led Natural England’s 2021 study of the importance of nature in hitting net zero. ‘Carbon storage and sequestration by habitat: a review of the evidence’.