2017 Annual Boething Lecture: Dr. Alvaro Umaña

Thursday, May 18, 2017

4:00 pm

Geo Corner Building 320, Room 105

Sponsored by:
Biology, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Center for Conservation Biology

Dr. Alvaro Umaña, Senior Research Fellow at CATIE and Costa Rica’s first Minister of Environment and Energy

"Reversing tropical deforestation and the evolution of ecosystem services policies in Costa Rica"

While deforestation in Latin America increased by 70% from 2000-2010, driven by agricultural expansion, Costa Rica was one of the few tropical countries where forests were growing back. This reversal is thanks, in part, to Costa Rica’s Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) Program, pioneered over 20 years ago. Many lessons can be learned from the Costa Rican example, to help guide potential similar programs in other countries.

Thursday, May 18, 2017
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Geo Corner Building 320, Room 105

Reception to follow; Free and open to the public.

For more infomation, contact Michelle Valencia.

The Boething Lecture Series, in honor of John and Susan Boething, addresses forest and the human predicament.


Lecture / Reading Environment Humanities Science 

General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends
650.736.9506, michel15@stanford.edu