Talk to our Experts


Journalists turn to CIFOR for science-based evidence on key issues related to forests, landscapes and people. We encourage media to contact our scientists and experts directly with interview requests.

For other support or requests, please contact our Media team.

Value Chains, Finance and Investments
Topics:
Asia Pacific timber trade • Financial governance and corruption • Forest industry • Timber plantations
Languages:
English, Indonesian
Climate Change, Energy and Low-Carbon Development
Topics:
Climate change adaptation and mitigation • Multiple use forestry • REDD+ safeguards • Smallholder livelihoods • Subnational REDD+ initiatives
Languages:
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Sustainable Landscapes and Food
Topics:
Development economics • Food security • Natural resource economics
Languages:
English
Sustainable Landscapes and Food
Topics:
Policy aspects of community forestry • Socio-economics
Languages:
English, Indonesian
Equal Opportunities, Gender, Justice and Tenure
Topics:
Decentralization • Gender equity • Leads research on multilevel governance for REDD+ • Tenure rights
Languages:
English, French, Spanish
Equal Opportunities, Gender, Justice and Tenure
Topics:
Climate change and sustainable development • Community-based natural resources management • Decentralization • Governance of coupled human-environment systems • Renewable resources management (forestry, wildlife, coastal and marine) • Sub-Saharan Africa
Languages:
English
Value Chains, Finance and Investments
Topics:
Forestry • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) • Remote sensing • Remote sensing
Languages:
English, Indonesian
Equal Opportunities, Gender, Justice and Tenure
Topics:
Gender • Gender and migration • Gender and REDD+ safeguards • Large-scale land investments and green economy • Palm oil • Peatlands
Languages:
English
Climate Change, Energy and Low-Carbon Development
Topics:
Climate change adaptation and mitigation • Ecosystem services and adaptation to climate change
Languages:
English, French, Spanish
Forest Management and Restoration
Topics:
Climate change adaptation and mitigation • Landscape management for environmental services • Landscape management of forested areas for environmental services • Management and conservation of forest and tree resources • Smallholder production systems and markets
Languages:
English
Climate Change, Energy and Low-Carbon Development
Topics:
Climate change adaptation and mitigation • Coordinates the Global Comparative Study on REDD+ • Ecosystem services • Forest ecology biodiversity • Peatlands
Languages:
English, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Climate Change, Energy and Low-Carbon Development
Topics:
Carbon accounting • Forest policy in Indonesia • Mangroves • Peatlands • Wetlands
Languages:
English, Indonesian
Research to Impact
Topics:
Agricultural developments • forest degradation and regeneration • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) • Landscape fires • Remote sensing • Tropical deforestation
Languages:
English, French, Indonesian, Italian
Sustainable Landscapes and Food
Topics:
Environmental information systems • Income generation of natural resources • Local-level institutions • Management and conservation of biodiversity • Monitoring impact of natural resource utilization strategies • Natural resource management
Languages:
English, Ndebele, Shona
Climate Change, Energy and Low-Carbon Development
Topics:
Forest ecology • Forests and climate change
Languages:
English, French
Equal Opportunities, Gender, Justice and Tenure
Topics:
Gender • Gender in fertility decision • Land tenure • PMRV in healthcare • REDD+ in Indonesia • Rural development
Languages:
English, Indonesian
Equal Opportunities, Gender, Justice and Tenure
Topics:
Gender and agricultural investments • Natural and agricultural resource governance • Participatory land use planning
Languages:
English
Equal Opportunities, Gender, Justice and Tenure
Topics:
Benefit sharing • Bridging research with policy and practice • Cross-sector coordination (especially forests & water) • Forest governance • Gender • Property rights and tenure
Languages:
English, Kalenjin, Kikamba, Kikuyu, Kiswahili
Value Chains, Finance and Investments
Topics:
Impacts of trade and investment on forests and people • Landscape management for environmental services • Landscape management of forested areas for environmental services • Management and conservation of forest and tree resources
Languages:
Dutch, English, Japanese
Value Chains, Finance and Investments
Topics:
Impacts of trade and investment on forests and people • Landscape management for environmental services • Landscape management of forested areas for environmental services • Management and conservation of forest and tree resources • Smallholder production systems and markets
Languages:
English, French
Forests and Human Well-Being
Topics:
Smallholder production systems and markets
Languages:
English
Value Chains, Finance and Investments
Topics:
Climate change • Forest governance • Palm oil • Peatlands • Systems modelling
Languages:
English, Indonesian
Value Chains, Finance and Investments
Topics:
Impacts of trade and investment on forests and people
Languages:
English, Indonesian
Climate Change, Energy and Low-Carbon Development
Topics:
Agroforestry • Forestry
Languages:
English, Indonesian
Climate Change, Energy and Low-Carbon Development
Topics:
Climate change adaptation and mitigation • Landscape management for environmental services • Landscape management of forested areas for environmental services • Peatlands
Languages:
English
Forests and Human Well-Being
Topics:
Smallholder production systems and markets
Languages:
Arabic, English, French, German, Indonesian
Equal Opportunities, Gender, Justice and Tenure
Topics:
Community forestry • Forest and Land Tenure • Gender
Languages:
English, Spanish
Sustainable Landscapes and Food
Topics:
Natural resource management • Sustainability science • Trade-offs between conservation and development
Languages:
English
Climate Change, Energy and Low-Carbon Development
Topics:
Forests for climate change mitigation • Greenhouse gas fluxes • Peatlands in Peru
Languages:
English, French, Indonesian, Italian
Sustainable Landscapes and Food
Topics:
Conservation • Ecology • Environmental management • Governance of natural resources
Languages:
English, Indonesian
Climate Change, Energy and Low-Carbon Development
Topics:
Traditional knowledge and local perceptions of the environment
Languages:
English, French, Indonesian
Forest Management and Restoration
Topics:
Ecosystem services • Forestry and climate change • Leads research on management and conservation of forests and trees • Multiple-use forest management • Reforestation and forest restoration • Silviculture
Languages:
English, Spanish
Climate Change, Energy and Low-Carbon Development
Topics:
Climate change adaptation and mitigation • Forest ecology
Languages:
English, Finnish, Portuguese, Spanish
Equal Opportunities, Gender, Justice and Tenure
Topics:
Gender • Gender and forest product value chains (timber, charcoal)
Languages:
English, Finnish, Swedish
Forests and Human Well-Being
Topics:
Burkina Faso • Climate change adaptation and mitigation • National REDD+ policies • Sub-Saharan Africa
Languages:
English, French
Equal Opportunities, Gender, Justice and Tenure
Topics:
Forest ecology • Natural resource management
Languages:
English, Indonesian
Value Chains, Finance and Investments
Topics:
Finance and Investment • Forest and Landscape Governance • Palm oil • Peatlands • Rural Development and Agrarian Change • Sustainable Development • Value Chains and Sustainable Supply
Languages:
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Forest Management and Restoration
Topics:
Forest management and certification • Forest policies and environmental governance (Congo Basin)
Languages:
English, French, Italian
Value Chains, Finance and Investments
Topics:
Agricultural colonization projects • Agricultural transition on the forest margins • Household economics of forest dependent people • Livelihood consequences of forest conversion
Languages:
English, French, Indonesian
Forests and Human Well-Being
Topics:
Impacts of trade and investment on forests and people • Smallholder production systems and markets
Languages:
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Director General Office
Contact: Shelley Thakral. s.thakral@cgiar.org
Topics:
Climate-smart agriculture • Forest monitoring and assessment • Forestry • Forests, agricultural production and climate change • Landscape approach • Sustainable Development
Languages:
English, Swedish
Climate Change, Energy and Low-Carbon Development
Topics:
Political and institutional analysis of PES and REDD+
Languages:
English, Vietnamese
Value Chains, Finance and Investments
Topics:
Forestry • Governance • Socio-economics
Languages:
English, French
Value Chains, Finance and Investments
Topics:
Forest certification • Forest law and policies • Natural resource governance
Languages:
English, French
Forest Management and Restoration
Topics:
Forest certification • Forest economics • Forestry policy • Tropical forest management planning
Languages:
English, French
Director General Office
Topics:
Bushmeat (& Ebola) • Ecology and management of tropical forests • Forests in Africa • Gender • Peatlands • Production forests
Languages:
English, French
Equal Opportunities, Gender, Justice and Tenure
Topics:
Common property management • Community forestry • Forest governance • Land tenure & property rights • Market drivers of sustainability • Policy processes
Languages:
English
Forests and Human Well-Being
Topics:
Climate change adaptation and mitigation • Livelihoods and carbon leakage • REDD+ implementation at project level in Indonesia
Languages:
English, Indonesian
Forests and Human Well-Being
Topics:
Biodiversity conservation • Landscape management for environmental services • Livelihoods • Payments for ecosystem services
Languages:
Danish, English, French, German
Sustainable Landscapes and Food
Topics:
Food security and nutrition • Peatlands • Trade-offs between conservation and development
Languages:
English
Equal Opportunities, Gender, Justice and Tenure
Topics:
Community forestry policy • Forest certification • Forest management and governance in Indonesia • Smalholder forest
Languages:
English
Forests, Trees and Agroforestry
Topics:
Development economics • Food security and nutrition • Food-energy nexus • Forests, land use and climate policy • Integrated modeling • Natural resource and environmental economics • Research leadership and management • Science-policy interface • Sustainable Development
Languages:
English
Climate Change, Energy and Low-Carbon Development
Topics:
China • Development economics • Impacts of trade and investment on forests and people • Livelihoods • Sub-Saharan Africa • Trade-offs between conservation and development • Vietnam
Languages:
English, Indonesian
Sustainable Landscapes and Food
Topics:
Ecology • Land use planning • Tropical landscapes
Languages:
English, French
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