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Amy Duchelle is Team Leader and Senior Scientist in the Climate Change, Energy & Low Carbon Development Team at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Bogor, Indonesia. She leads CIFOR’s Global Comparative Study on REDD+, which engages a dynamic network of research partners and diverse stakeholders to produce information, analysis and tools towards protecting tropical forests and enhancing the rights and livelihoods of local people. Prior to moving to Indonesia in 2015, Duchelle worked for CIFOR in Brazil, where she lived for nearly ten years. She holds a Ph.D. in Tropical Forestry from the University of Florida, a M.S. in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and a B.A. in Biology from Colorado College.

Forest-based climate change mitigation; conservation impact evaluation; smallholder and community forest management.