刚果盆地森林研究赢得2020年鲍曼奖

2020年5月18日
彼得umunay ’20 Ph.D., ’14 M.F.S
彼得umunay’s research, which explores ways to find a balance between conservation and economic development in the Congo Basin, earned him the 2020 F. Herbert Bormann Prize, an award that honors an F&ES doctoral student whose work best exemplifies the legacy of the late 耶鲁 professor.
在一个小的农业社区在刚果民主共和国的成长, 彼得umunay '20博士,'14 m.f.s.回忆起通过大量的中部非洲国家与他的祖父母的热带森林散步。他惊叹于森林的大小 - 热带森林在世界上最大的系统之一。
 
这样的环境也给umunay的这些森林当地人的重要性图。农业,非木材林产品,特别是在西部地区的支持日志记录的数百万人的生计。
但随着时间的推移,他也开始明白刚果盆地的环境重要性。除了是对野生动物和植物生物多样性的区域,大量的森林系统作为非洲的亚马逊 - 肺,比喻 - 吸收和储存大气中的碳,这是全球气候稳定至关重要。
 
今天,umunay的研究坐落在保护与经济发展之间的这种微妙的平衡的中间。他宽阔的重点是热带森林生态学和森林管理,但更具体地讲,他感兴趣的技术和政策实施毁林和森林退化(REDD +)机制,全球支付生态系统服务方案,旨在通过稳定气候的减排保护和热带森林的可持续管理。
 
最近,这项研究获得umunay 一年一度的F。赫伯特·鲍曼奖, an award that honors an F&ES doctoral student whose work best exemplifies the legacy of the late 耶鲁 professor. Bormann, who taught at F&ES from 1966 until 1992, was a plant ecologist whose research first called the world’s attention to the threat of acid rain in the 1970s. During his career, Bormann’s research helped scientists better understand the complex but irrefutable relationship between humans and the environment.
 
“许多人依靠这些森林谋生,让喜欢的食物和水的基本需求,说:” umunay。 “那么我们如何平衡两个现实:人们需要的森林生存,但世界需要的森林保护我们的气候怎么样?”
 
“我希望在我的研究做的就是证明你能收获的木材,同时还保护这些森林,使用技术,这将允许提取和使用森林的材料以更可持续的方式。”
Umunay began his career with the Wildlife Conservation Society in central Africa as a team leader of a forest dynamics program before attending F&ES in 2012. As a master’s student at F&ES — and as a Ph.D. student for five years — he has held numerous roles at the School, including a research assistant in sustainable forestry; a teaching fellow of silviculture, forest landscape restoration and regression modeling; and a program manager and research fellow at The Forests Dialogue, a 耶鲁-based program that promotes multi-stakeholder discussions on forest issues. He’s used his scholarly expertise to consult with the World Bank, the World Wildlife Foundation, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature in southeast Asia, central America and Africa.
 
umunay不久将离开全球赌博十大网站采取与联合国环境规划署世界保护监测中心的作用。他将作为森林与气候变化高级顾问,他说会给他帮助在全球范围内打造有影响力的政策和筹款活动,而与发展中国家进行交互的最好机会 - 非洲,尤其是 - 在地方一级。
- 乔希anusewicz    joshua.anusewicz@yale.edu    203 436-8994