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Manuel Guariguata

Research Associate

Dr. Guariguata is a tropical forest ecologist working on management for multiple goods and
services of natural and restored forests, mainly from a biophysical perspective but also
considering regulatory and normative aspects. He currently serves as the Principal Scientist on tropical forest ecology and forest management for production and conservation at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), leading CIFOR’s Latin American Hub in Lima, Peru. Before joining CIFOR in 2006, Dr. Guariguata was Program Officer at the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity where he facilitated intergovernmental dialogue on forest biodiversity and climate change. Dr. Guariguata is the author of several publications mostly about forest certification, forest-based ecosystem services, forestry and climate change, participatory monitoring, forest ecology and silviculture, and forest restoration.