is Professor of Silviculture at the University of California at Berkeley and Deputy Coordinator of IUFRO, Division 1.0 “Silviculture”. His work focuses on applications of stand dynamics to management, particularly for multiaged stands. Much of his current research focuses on the coast redwood forests and mixed-conifer forests in California. This work involves studies of thinning, multiaged stocking control, restoration, carbon storage, water yields, and much more. He has over 150 publications and in 2014, he published his book, “Multiaged Silviculture” that reviews the science of the management of complex stands. He holds the Society of American Foresters Certified Forester and is a licensed forester in California.
is the Harold E. Garrett Endowed Chair Professor and Director of the Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He received his B.S. from India and M.S. and Ph.D. from Purdue University. Current research efforts focus on ecosystem services and ecological sustainability of agroforestry systems and biomass and biofuel production systems. He leads a regional consortium focused on commercializing integrated biomass and biofuels production systems, the Mississippi/Missouri River Advanced Biomass/Biofuel Consortium (MRABC). He has authored over 150 refereed publications, edited eight books and secured nearly $10 million as PI. He also has served as major professor for 14 Ph.D. students and 24 M.S. students during the past two decades. He serves as Editor-In-Chief of Agroforestry Systems, Academic Editor of PLOS ONE, and Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Ecology and Forests.
is associate professor at the Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Economics at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna. She has spent a total of 16 years abroad, much of it in the Sahel. She worked on her MSc at ICRAF in Nairobi, and on her PhD at ILRI in Addis Abeba. After completing her studies in agricultural economics she spent a few years in the private sector before returning to academia in 2000. Her research focus is on management and decision making on family farms, especially related to their ability to be resilient, i.e. buffer shocks and adapt to persist over the long term. She has spent extended sabbaticals at Lincoln University (New Zealand) and the University of British Columbia (Canada). She is member of the executive committee of the International Farming Systems Association, as well as member of the editorial boards of the ‘Journal of Rural Studies’, ‘Agriculture and Human Values’, and ‘Agricultural Systems’.
is the leader of the Silvopastoral Research Program at CATIE. She got her Ph.D. from Kansas State University in Agricultura Economics. Her specialty is on policy evaluation and formulation in Latin America. Her current research agenda focuses on the development of incentives to increase adoption of climate smart livestock and agriculture.
Guy Beaufoy works for EFNCP in Spain and at EU level, mainly on agricultural and environmental policy issues. Guy manages a small farm in Extremadura producing organic olive oil and figs. This has brought him into direct contact with the farming community, as well as experiencing the complexities of the CAP and environmental regulations from the receiving end. He has been closely involved in the development of the High Nature Value farming concept since its inception in the early 1990s, and has worked on this issue in Spain, Turkey, Bulgaria and Rumania, as well as at the European level.