CIFOR–ICRAF publishes over 750 publications every year on agroforestry, forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy and much more – in multiple languages.

CIFOR–ICRAF addresses local challenges and opportunities while providing solutions to global problems for forests, landscapes, people and the planet.

We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.

Board of Trustees

Kaoru Kitajima

Kaoru Kitajima is a forest ecologist with over 30 years of research experience, especially in tropical America and Asia. She has held faculty positions at Kyoto University, Japan (2013-current) and the University of Florida (1997-2013), and a research associate position with Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. As council member of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (2006-2017), she has fostered the networking of tropical forest scientists across disciplines. She received a B.S. from the University of Tokyo, and M.S. and Ph.D from the University of Illinois. Her main research interests encompass the ecology of seedling regeneration of tropical trees, forest tree responses to climate and other environmental factors, and ecosystem functions of plant and microbial diversity in tropical forests.