René Boot


René Boot is director of Tropenbos International since 2002 and Adjunct Professor in sustainable tropical forest management at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, where he teaches research policy linkages to MSc students and supervises PhD students in forest ecology and forest dependent livelihoods.

René Boot studied ecology and graduated (PhD) in 1990 at Utrecht University. After graduating he worked fifteen years in research and capacity building projects in the field of sustainable forest management in Guyana and Bolivia.

He is member of the editorial board of the Journal Tropical Ecology. Further he is Chair of the Treub Maatschappij, Vice Chair of the Tresor Foundation, and board member of the Tropical Forest Foundation.

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