MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA and SOUTH AMERICA

Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry Faculty working in Mexico, Central, and South Americas

Dr. Mark Ashton, Director, School Forests
Dr. Florencia Montagnini, Director of the Program in Tropical Forestry

ARGENTINA:

Misiones Province

  • Ecosystem Restoration  -  Identifying species and techniques for restoring degraded watersheds using agroforestry, enrichment plantings and reforestation with native trees at the Michelin Ecological Reserve.
  • Payment for Environmental Services  - Developing a model for payments for water yield and water quality, within a network of Model Forests worldwide.

    Faculty: Dr. Florencia Montagnini
    Partners:  the School of Forest Science of the University of Misiones (UNAM)
                      Argentine Ministry of the Environment
                     the Center for Environmental Studies of the Michelin Tire Company

BRAZIL:
Bahia

  • Ecosystem Restoration - Designing restoration strategies for former rubber plantations, and degraded watersheds, using agroforestry, enrichment plantings and reforestation with native trees; Eucalyptus plantation replacement.

    Faculty: Dr. Florencia Montagnini
    Partners:  local Universities
                      CEPLAC (Center for Cacao Promotion and Research)
                      the Center for Environmental Studies of the Michelin Tire Company
                      Aracruz Company

COSTA RICA:
Puerto Viejo

  • Ecosystem Restoration - Reclaiming degraded agricultural lands utilizing native tree plantations in mixed species designs to promote sustainable forestry and recover biodiversity at La Selva Biological Station.

Faculty: Dr. Florencia Montagnini
Partner:  Organization for Tropical Studies

Cartago

  • Ecosystem Restoration, Agroforestry and Payments for Environmental Services - Collaborative projects at CATIE (Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center) including restoration of degraded pastures using native tree species, and research on organic coffee with diversified shade trees.

Faculty: Dr. Florencia Montagnini
Partner: CATIE (Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center).

MEXICO:
Hidalgo

  • Ecosystem Restoration and Rural Communities - Participatory research projects with rural communities to identify regions most in need of restoration.

Faculty: Dr. Florencia Montagnini
Partner: University of Hidalgo, Mexico

PANAMA:
Panama Canal Watershed

  • Reforestation - Working to reforest the Panama Canal Watershed using native species.

Faculty: Dr. Florencia Montagnini and Dr. Mark Ashton
Partners: Panamanian Native Species Reforestation Project (PRORENA – Proyector de Reforestacion con Especies Nativas)

PERU:

  • Agroforestry as a tool for climate change adaptation and mitigation– lectures (in Spanish) sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Foreign Affairs on "Agroforestry as a tool for climate change adaptation and mitigation" at local universities, businesses.  As part of the same, I took a trip to the Peruvian Amazon to visit field projects and offer lectures and advice to local institutions

Faculty: Dr. Florencia Montagnini
Partner: Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) Program, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Foreign Affairs

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