Robert Nasi

Director General
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Dr. Robert Nasi was appointed director general of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in 2017, after serving as deputy director general of CIFOR’s research programs for three years. He has been researching landscapes and environments across Africa and Asia-Pacific for more than 30 years, with specific focus on ecology and tropical forest management.

“My scientific work aims at integrating social and biological sciences for better forest policies, improved management of tropical forests and more sustainable livelihoods,” he says.

Dr. Nasi joined CIFOR in August 1999, going on to hold several research and management positions, including principal scientist, biodiversity program leader and program director. Dr. Nasi graduated as a forest engineer from the French National School of Forestry (now part of AgroParis Tech) and earned a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Paris-Sud.