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Robert Zomer
Senior Landscape Ecologist / Visiting Professor , Center for Mountain Ecosystem Studies / Kunming Institute of Botany
Suratthani, Thailand
Landscape and systems ecologist, with broad background in plant community, forest and agricultural ecology, and advanced skills in statistical analysis, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, environmental modeling, and landscape level spatial analysis. Specialities include climate change impact analysis,, agroforestry, biodiversity conservation, sustainable development.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
Currently a Visiting Professor at Center for Mountain Ecosystem Science, Kunming Institute of Botany and most recently a Senior Landscape Ecologist at the World Agroforestry Centre - East and Central Asia Region. Many years experience working in the Hindu-Kush - Himalaya / South Asia/ Southeast Asia region, East Africa, South America, and throughout Asia, including senior and management positions at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Sri Lanka, and the International Center for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) in Kenya.

Current interests focus on the application of advanced spatial tools at global to local levels, and assessing and predicting the impacts of climate change on terrestrial ecosystems, biodiversity conservation, and protected areas, and the assessment of carbon sequestration potential.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing (CSTARS)
Dept. of Land, Air and Water Resources
University of California - Davis, 1998-2000.

Ph.D. - Ecology: Landscape and Systems Ecology
Division of Environmental Studies
University of California, Davis, 1998.
Dissertation: Landscape Ecology of the Makalu-Barun National Park, Nepal.

Master of Science: Ecology, University of California, Davis, June 1992
Thesis: Site Index and Biomass Productivity Estimates for Himalayan Alder - Large Cardamom Plantations: A Model Agroforestry System for the Mid-Hills of Nepal

Bachelor of Science: International Agricultural Development - Emphasis in Plant Science.
Dept. of Agronomy and Range Science, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis, June 1984.
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Spanish, Dutch, Nepali, some Russian
    United States
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