Plinio SistFTA Management Team Member, Representative for CIRAD
Plinio Sist is director of the Research Unit on Forests and Societies at CIRAD and coordinator of the Tropical and Subtropical Silviculture Unit of Division 1 at the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). He is a tropical forest ecologist with more than 25 years of experience in South America (Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru) and Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia). His main interest is in understanding the impact of forest harvesting on the ecology of tropical forests in order to recommend sustainable forest management practices. More recently he has worked on research and development projects on forest landscape restoration and has acted as CIRAD’s representative in major initiatives on forest restoration – the Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration (GPFLR), Initiative 20×20 and AFR100.