Meet your Neighborhood Researchers!

Michele Goodfellow: Michele Goodfellow is completing her undergraduate degree in Natural Resource Conservation at the University of Florida.  From May-June 2012, she is partnering with Eduardo Ducreuz, a student from Panama’s Technological University in order to map the trees in the Azuero peninsula and determine their contribution to carbon intake as an undergraduate field assistant to Stephanie Bohlman, professor at the University of Florida.

Michael Bauman: Michael Bauman is a Master’s student from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida and is here on the Azuero from May to July. The goal of Michael’s project is to use ecological and social characteristics of the province to determine areas important for forest conservation. This season, he will be conducting interviews with organizations and landowners throughout the province to assess levels of organizational support for forest conservation and restoration programs and landowners’ willingness to conserve and restore forests.

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