Claude Garcia is an ecologist working for CIRAD, the French International Centre of Research and Agronomy for Development, in the Research Unit “Goods and Services of Tropical Forest Ecosystems”. He is currently seconded to CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research), in Bogor, Indonesia. He will take the leadership of the forest Management and Development Group in ETH starting August, 1st, 2012.
His main focus is the interaction between public policies, local practices and ecological dynamics. Based on the distribution of biodiversity and the land use dynamics in forest and agroforest landscapes, he analyses the drivers and strategies involved in the decision making processes of the stakeholders, with tools such as companion modeling (ComMod). His objective is to balance conservation and development through better public policies taking into account local knowledge, constraints and opportunities.
He has 12 years experience working in South and South East Asia. He is fluent in French, Spanish and English.
|Zorondo-Rodríguez, F., E. Gómez-Baggethun, K. Demps, P. Ariza-Montobbio, C. García, and V. Reyes-García. 2012. What Defines Quality of Life? The Gap Between Public Policies and Locally Defined Indicators Among Residents of Kodagu, Karnataka (India). Social Indicators Research:1-16.|
|MACURA, B., F. ZORONDO-RODRIGUEZ, M. GRAU-SATORRAS, K. DEMPS, M. LAVAL, C. A. GARCIA, and V. REYES-GARCIA. 2011. Local community attitudes toward forests outside protected areas in India. Impact of legal awareness, trust, and participation. Ecology and Society 16(3):10.http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-04242-160310|
|GARCIA, C., C. G. KUSHALAPPA, and J. GHAZOUL. 2011. Geographic indications and landscape labeling in Kodagu district, India. Pages 190-197 in D. Ottaviani, and N. El Hage Scialabba, editors. Payment for Ecosystem Services and Food Security. Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome.|
|GARCIA, C., BHAGWAT, S. A., GHAZOUL, J., NATH, C.D., NANAYA K.M., KUSHALAPPA C.G., RAGHURAMULU Y.,NASI R. and VAAST P. 2010. Biodiversity Conservation in Agricultural Landscapes: Challenges and Opportunities of Coffee Agroforests in the Western Ghats, India. Conservation Biology. 24:479-488. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01386.x|
|BAL, P., C.D. NATH, K.M. NANAYA, C.G. KUSHALAPPA and C. GARCIA. 2011. Elephants Also Like Coffee: Trends and Drivers of Human–Elephant Conflicts in Coffee Agroforestry Landscapes of Kodagu, Western Ghats, India. Environmental Management:47(5):789. doi: 10.1007/s00267-011-9636-1|
|NATH, C., R. PELISSIER, B. RAMESH, and C. GARCIA. 2011. Promoting native trees in shade coffee plantations of southern India: comparison of growth rates with the exotic Grevillea robusta. Agroforestry Systems:1-13|
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