Dr. Antony Berger is a graduate of Dalhousie University (B.Sc.), Melbourne University (M.Sc.) and the University of Liverpool (Ph.D.) and taught geology at the University of Toronto, the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka, and Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. In the 1980s, he was a research scientist for the Geological Survey of Canada, during which time he edited Episodes, the geoscience news magazine of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). Over the past 35 years he has helped to launch many international scientific NGOs and projects, including the Association of Geoscientists for International Development, Small Mining International, Terramon (Monitoring Newfoundland and Labrador environments), the IUGS Commission on the Environment, and most recently, Dark Nature - Rapid Natural Change and Human Responses. In recent years he led the IUGS Geoindicator Initiative, a project tracking rapid geological change as an aid to environmental reporting, ecosystem monitoring and assessing sustainability. This has taken him into the broad area where nature and environmental thinking intersect, dealing for example with geological hazards and human health, sustainability in mining, environmental history, and how harmful natural processes are recognized in environmental thinking. He has authored or edited 12 books and monographs, including Geology and Health: Closing the Gap (with H.C.W. Skinner, Oxford University Press, 2003), and some 120 other publications in earth science, science policy and environmental issues.