Dr. Carlos Navarro, Director of Agroecology and Forest Restoration

Carlos Navarro studied forestry in the Technological Institute of Costa Rica. His undergraduate thesis was on secondary forest of the Nicoya Peninsula. He worked and received a masters degree from the Costa Rica-based tropical agronomy research center, CATIE. His dissertation was on Bombacopsis quinata. He is a passionate conservationist and participated in a major initiative to conserve the American mahogany from Mexico to Panama and Bolivia. He has worked on restoration in several countries and has consulted for CITES, Bioversity International, and CATIE. He holds a PhD from the University of Helsinki. His doctoral thesis was on Cedrela odorata L. Carlos’ position with AEP will focus on the development of a biological corridor through the Azuero.