Robert Nasi was born in 1959 in Nice, France. He graduated as a forest engineer from the French National Forestry School and received a Ph.D. in the field of ecology from the University of Paris Sud – Orsay. Since 1982, he has been mainly located in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, undertaking research activities in the fields of ecology and management of tropical forests. He joined the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in August 1999 and has held several research and management positions in the organization (principal scientist, biodiversity program leader, program director). In January 2014, he was appointed as CIFOR’s Deputy Director General for Research. Since November 1st, 2017, he has held the position of Director General at CIFOR.
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