Director of Forests & Livelihoods Research, Center for International Forestry Research
Christine Padoch is an anthropologist and currently the Director of the Forests and Livelihoods Programme. She has spent more than 35 years carrying out research on smallholder patterns of forest management, agriculture, and agroforestry in the humid tropics, principally in Amazonia and Southeast Asia. She recently came to CIFOR from the New York Botanical Garden where she was the Matthew Calbraith Perry Curator of Economic Botany. Christine Padoch holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University.