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Our Team



Bryan Finegan

Forest Ecologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, England.

Program Leader for Production and Conservation in Forests for the chair and academic coordinator of the CATIE Master’s Program in the Management and Conservation of Forests and Biodiversity and a founding member of CATIE’s graduate faculty.

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Diego Delgado

Agricultural Engineer with a Masters in Silviculture and Management and Conservation of Tropical Forests and Biodiversity from CATIE.

He has been a member of the chair since 1996 and is in charge of the CLIMIFORAD project, as well as the coordination of the long-term research project in the permanent sample plots. He is a professor on the faculty of CATIE’s international masters program.

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Edwin Pereira

Research Assistant since 1998.

He is responsible for collecting field research data and monitoring the chair’s permanent plots. He provides technical assistance to students in their thesis work.

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Vicente Herra

Parataxonomist with more than 20 years work experience in field research.

He provides technical assistance to researchers and students in CATIE’s master and doctoral programs. He has tremendous knowledge of tropical moist lowland forests and he is one of those responsible for the taxonomic identifications of plants in the department’s research.