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Violato Espada, Ana Luiza

PhD Student, Forest Resources & Conservation

Advisor: Karen Kainer

Ana Luiza Violato Espada is a Tropical Conservation and Development Program member ( and PhD student in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC) at UF working with Dr. Karen Kainer. Ana holds a Master’s degree in Natural Resources Management and Local Development in the Amazon (Federal University of Pará).

She has an extensive professional experience with community-based forest management in the tropics. When she worked in a socio-environmental non-profit organization (Tropical Forest Institute), Ana got involved with communities from Sustainable Use Protected Areas in Brazilian Amazon. From this experience, her research interests are: understand what have led communities to legally manage their timber, identify variation in co-managed forest schemes, and analyze how specific logging strategies and their integration of different types of knowledge have affected forest governance. Developing a participatory-action research in extractive reserves from Acre, Amazonas, and Pará states, her research will contribute to the understanding of the adaptive multi-stakeholder’s process to conserve forest and promote rural development.

Research interests: Forest Conservation; Community-Based Forest Management; Community Empowerment; Decision Making; Adaptive Natural Resources Governance; Protected Areas Management; Logging; Brazilian Amazon

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