I am interested in the "governance" of biodiversity more than just by researching the topic.  For years I have been personnally involved in policy making for the government of Mexico, a bit marginally for the three NAFTA countries, attending meetings of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC, www.cec.org)  and at a multilateral level, serving in the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF  http://www.gbif.org/ ) and the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES http://www.ipbes.net/ ).

This means  working in a very different mode than when doing research. Diplomatic negotiations have their own language, rules and even dress-code!