This lecture is organised by the Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests.
About the speaker
At Proforest, Mike is a part of the ‘Upstream’ or production team, working primarily on environmental aspects of sustainability including High Conservation Value (HCV), High Carbon Stock (HCS) and GIS work. This involves conducting HCV/HCS assessments along with developing and supporting new, higher-level tools and approaches on HCV and HCS. Mike also co-leads Proforest’s geospatial risk assessment work for responsible sourcing of commodities including soy, palm oil and beef.
Mike has a background in applied tropical forest ecology and conservation biology, and has carried out extensive fieldwork in forest and oil palm environments in Latin America and Malaysian Borneo. His experience covers biodiversity monitoring, landscape conservation and sustainable agricultural and forestry policy, with a particular focus on the palm oil sector and the HCV approach. Mike has also worked on REDD+ and community-based monitoring of ecosystem services, and has a PhD in Tropical Forest Ecology from the University of York.
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