Amy Duchelle is a Scientist in the Livelihoods Team at CIFOR, based at the Brazil office. She trained as a biologist and tropical forester. Amy has been affiliated with CIFOR since 2006. She was a PEN partner during her PhD research on management of Brazil nuts by communities in the tri-national frontier region of Peru, Brazil and Bolivia in Western Amazonia and later worked as a consultant to explore stakeholder perceptions of multiple use of Brazil nuts and timber in the same region. Before beginning her staff position at CIFOR, Amy worked as Post Doctoral Associate for the University of Florida's Amazon Conservation Leadership Initiative based at the Brazilian Federal University of Acre. She also worked as Environmental Auditor for SmartWood.
Key areas of expertise
Amy's key areas of expertise are community forest management, livelihoods, land use, land cover change, multiple use forestry and climate change mitigation through REDD+.
Currently, her main research topic is understanding the effectiveness, efficiency, equity and co-benefits of pilot REDD+ initiatives in the Amazon
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