Communities, Commodities, and Carbon: Innovations in Tropical Forest Management

January 27 - January 29, 2011 Host Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

On January 27-29, the Yale Chapter of the International Society of Tropical Foresters will bring together practitioners and researchers from government, academia, and environmental and development organizations to explore innovations in tropical forest conservation and management.

Keynote Address:
Calestous Juma, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs

Featured Panels:

Achieving on-the-ground results through effective community engagement:
Benjamin Hodgdon, Rainforest Alliance
Marina Campos, Rainforest Foundation
Matthew Sommerville, Imperial College of London

Challenges and successes along commodity supply chains:
Nathalie Walker, National Wildlife Federation
Peter Pinchot, EcoMadera Forest Conservation LLC

The role of technology in modeling forest carbon:
Doug Morton, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Michael Obersteiner, International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis

REDD at the national, sub-national and project scales:
Charles Palmer, London School of Economics
Doug Boucher, Union of Concerned Scientists
John O. Niles, Tropical Forest Group

Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Kroon Hall, Third Floor, 195 Prospect Street New Haven, Connecticut 06511

Open to the public for speakers, poster session, and networking opportunities.

For registration and more information, visit or email

April 2018