ABOUT THE WRITER
Jan holds a PhD in agricultural sciences and has worked extensively on the design of development and conservation policies in the Amazon region. After his PhD he joined a group of ecologists at Munich University of Technology, where he studied optimal forest and grassland management approaches in South and Eastern Africa. In 2007 he moved back to the Amazon to coordinate regional research networks at the Amazon Initiative in Belém (Brazil). Since 2010, Jan is based at CIFOR's project office in Rio de Janeiro, where is work concentrates on the analysis of policies for Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).
BY THIS WRITER
Analysis - 8 Jan 2017How effective are tropical forest conservation policies?
New collection of research analyzes why some conservation initiatives outperform others
16 Oct 2012Forests or Agriculture: not necessarily an ‘all or nothing’ trade-off
BOGOR, Indonesia (16 October, 2012)_Making informed decisions on how to reduce carbon emissions from forestry and agriculture requires some solid knowledge...
Feature - 12 Jun 2012Amid Brazil Forest Code controversy, will Presidential vetoes benefit forests?
Many forget that deforestation is not due a lack of ambitious legislation, but rather the lack of political will to enforce it.