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Research team

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

  • Xu Jianchu,
    Dr. Jianchu Xu is a senior scientist at the World Agroforestry Centre as well as professor of Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Science. Prior to his current position, he was Head of Water and Hazards at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in Kathmandu. He created and led the Center for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge, an NGO based in Southwest China for working with indigenous people for cultural survival, intercultural dialogues, forest management, land use transition, ecosystem and human health, community-based biodiversity conservation, sustainable livelihood, hydrology and watershed governance. Xu is also an experienced traveler with great interest in the Himalayan-Tibetan Plateau and Mekong region. He has helped express indigenous people's concerns about climate change impacts and local adaptation through his photography. He is an ecologist with an impressive reference list.
  • Andreas Wilkes,
    Andreas Wilkes is deputy coordinator at the World Agroforestry Centre, China and East Asia, based in Beijing. An anthropologist with training in economics, he has worked in natural resource management in China for more than 10 years.
  • Huang Wenbin,
    Huang Wenbin, is a researcher at the World Agroforestry Centre. From 2007 to 2010, he worked for the Forest Stewardship Council's China Working Group and engaged in research on forest policy and economy.  He completed a master's degree at Beijing Forestry University in 2007. He has been a researcher in forestry for more than 10 years.