ABOUT THE WRITER
Amy Duchelle is a Scientist in the Forests and Livelihoods programme at CIFOR, based in Brazil. She trained as a biologist and tropical forester. Duchelle 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, Duchelle 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.
BY THIS WRITER
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11 Jun 2013More forests, more power: Analyzing the viability of Belo Monte dam
Much of the controversy over hydropower plants in tropical nations is focused on what dam construction and flooding will do to people and the environment....
14 Aug 2012REDD+ opens up new opportunities for forest product management in the Amazon
Support for multiple-use forestry projects may lead to an increase in the value of Brazil nut forests.