Janis Bristol Alcorn (USA)
Dr. Janis Bristol Alcorn has over thirty years experience in conservation of biodiversity, international development, and research in tropical ecology and indigenous natural resource management systems, in Asia, Africa and the Americas. She received her Ph.D. in Botany, with a second field in Anthropology, from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982. She served on the faculty at Tulane University, as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow in USAID, Fellow in the Governance program at World Resources Institute, and, from 1991-2001, as Director for Asia & Pacific and the global Peoples, Forests and Reefs Program at the Biodiversity Support Program at WWF. From 2002-2012, as an independent consultant, she worked for many clients, including NGOs, foundations and other onors. She is currently the Deputy Director for Social and Environmental Soundness at the Forest Carbon, Markets and Community project, based in Washington DC. She is also an adjunct Professor at University of Manitoba´s Natural Resources Institute, and a Fellow of the Rights and Resources Initiative. She has published over 135 articles and five books.