Category: WFI Alumni


Igor Danilin, Russia

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Igor is a Senior Research Scientist at the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences at the V.N. Sukachev Institute of Forest. Igor works in forest biometrics, forest inventory and remote sensing. During his Fellowship in 2001, Igor co-authered a manuscript on Forest Policy in Siberia, titled: “Siberian Expectations: An Overview of Regional Forest Policy and Sustainable Forest Management“, which can be downloaded from WFI’s Special Reports page.


Gustavo Daniluk, Uruguay

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Dr. Gustavo Daniluk is a Professor at the University of Republic (Universidad de la Republica) in Montevideo, where he teaches harvesting and forest certification. Additionally, Gustavo works for SGS Qualifor as an FSC forest auditor in Uruguay, Chile, Argentina and Panama. During his fellowship in 2001-2002 Gustavo developed a Best Management Practices Manual for Uruguay.

Temitope Dauda - Nigeria 2019

Temitope Dauda, Nigeria

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Temitope Dauda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Resources Management and a Masters in Forest Economics and Management from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, where she is currently a PhD Candidate. She also serves as faculty at Bayero University Kano where she teaches Forest Economics and Management. Temitope has conducted research on indigenous tree species in southwestern Nigeria and on biodiversity assessment of different agro-ecosystems in northwestern Nigeria. At the World Forest Institute, Temitope will be conducting research on the Application of a Landscape Approach to Designing Multifunctional Landscapes with a focus on incorporating socio-ecological systems of landscapes into the design and management of multifunctional landscapes.

Internatinal Fellow from Spain 2016 (Ana de Munioz)

Ana de Miguel Munoz, Spain

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Ana is a former WFI International Fellow from Spain who completed her Fellowship in 2016. During her time at WFI Ana conducted research on Short Rotation Forestry (video). She is currently finishing her PhD. in forestry at the Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland. In September 2017, she started working for Coillte, the Irish state commercial company responsible for managing forests. Last year, she also volunteered for Calmast, an organization that brings science and engineering to the general public and particularly to children.


Zhongyuan Ding

Zhongyuan Ding, China

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Zhongyuan Ding works in the Human Resources Division of the Chinese Academy of Forestry. He has experience in capacity-building for early-career forest scientists and managing programs aiming at enhancing communication and cooperation between forest scientists at research institutes and technicians in the field. Zhongyuan holds a Master of Environmental Science from Lanzhou University. His project at the World Forest Institute is titled “Human Resources Management and Employee Training & Development Underpinning Forestry Research & Development” and aims to investigate how to better engage young professionals in forest management to attain a high quality and sustainable workforce and to enable them to promote productivity and creativity in forestry research and development. Zhongyuan plans to use the networking opportunities provided through the Fellowship to know more about applicable platforms and resources to this end.


Ke Dong, China

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Ke Dong finished a very successful 18-month fellowship in October 2010. Her project of learning about payments for ecosystem services was complemented by practical work experience regarding FSC certification in China. She returned to China to put her new knowledge to work in the natural resource and conservation sectors.

Moacyr Fantini, Brazil

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During his Fellowship in 1999, Moacyr researched the importance of Eucalyptus solid and engineered wood products in the US market. He has worked in plantations management at various forestry companies, including Klabin, Veracel Celulose, and Stora Enso in China. He is currently Director of Forestry in a joint venture between Stora Enso and the Chilean company Arauco in Montes del Plata, Uruguay.


Marguerite Forest, United States

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Dr. Marguerite Forest spent a three-month summer sabbatical at WFI in 2013. Her research focused on the development of interactive web maps using GIS to track and place all participants in the WFI Fellowship Program, the World Forestry Center’s International Educators Institute, and other group programs. Her web maps will be available on the WFI website soon and will be a lovely visual display of program participants and will allow for better communication among alumni of these programs.


Blair Freeman, Australia

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Blair Freeman served as the Australian forest industry representative at WFI in 1997/98. His final report on Global Warming: Forest-based options for Australia (1997) can be found here. Since then Blair has worked in forest sector consulting in Australia and across the broader Asia Pacific region. His main areas of focus are forest policy, strategic planning, forest resource management and sustainable development. In 2014, Blair joined the Indufor Group and he is now leading Indufor’s work on strategy and sustainability consulting in the Asia Pacific region, based in Melbourne.