Category: WFI Alumni

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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Runar Gareyev, United States

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Runar is a GIS specialist and database administrator for Metro, a regional government office in Portland, Oregon. He was a Fellow from 1995-1996.

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Cristhian Gutierrez Patzi, Bolivia

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Cristhian finished a six-month fellowship in the fall of 2012. He studied marketing strategies of small forestry businesses and family forestland owners. From his research he developed a general marketing plan that can be implemented by small forestry companies and one that he hopes will help communites in Bolivia sell their wood products. Cristhain is a Project Officer for the Canadian-based company Co2Impact in LaPaz, Bolivia. His Fellowship was sponsored by the International Tropical Timber Organization.

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Jes Munk Hansen, Denmark

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Jes is currently the President and CEO of Osram Sylvania Inc. He is the former President and Regional Managing Director for Grundfos North America. Grundfos is a global leader in pumps and pumping systems. During his Fellowship in 1994-1995 Jes researched various projects for Star Shipping, and completed work for WFI clients such as researching pricing for special forest products. After his Fellowship Jes completed a Masters degree in Forestry and an MBA at the London Business School.

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Tateki Hata, Japan

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Tateki is currently a consultant at Spacevision Research Institute Inc. in Osaka. His work involves forest products marketing and development of forest and agricultural area. Tateki has completed research involving the market adaptation and competitiveness of Japanese wood industries. During his Fellowship in 2001-2002 Tateki worked as an Information Specialist and conducted research on US wood supply for the Japanese housing market.

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Roslyn Henricks, Australia

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Roslyn was at WFI on a 12-month Fellowship supported jointly by the J.W. Gottstein Memorial Trust and Forest & Wood Products Australia. She completed research on the visual implications of plantation forestry in Austrailia. This research touched on the social and political issues of plantation forestry as well as the practical components of silviculture and management. During her fellowship at WFI she produced a visual management guide that will help field managers aesthetically plan their plantations.