Around the world forests are central to the lives of billions of people.
Our vision is to help communities who rely on forest resources to improve environmental sustainability, economic viability, and livelihoods with evidence-based policy to support the future wellbeing of the people and the environment that they co-exist in.
Our geographic focus is in tropical and subtropical regions, mostly in the Asia–Pacific region. These forest areas are critical for livelihoods of many millions of people and provide critical environmental goods and services such as water, carbon storage and biodiversity.
Our team understands the challenges that government agencies and the private sector faces in dealing with the complex socio-economic, political and biophysical aspects of forest management in the tropics.
We collaborate with several research partners who are invaluable to our research.
Our members include social and biophysical scientists with expertise in forest restoration and rehabilitation, ecology, forest science, silviculture, hydrology, soil science, anthropology, livelihood systems, economics, supply chains, finance and policy.
We provide exciting and rewarding research opportunities for Higher Degree by Research students, early and mid-career researchers, research fellows and our collaborating partners.