About the Speaker
Charles M. Peters is Kate E. Tode Curator of Botany at the Institute of Economic Botany of The New York Botanical Garden and professor of tropical ecology (adjunct) at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Peters’ research focuses on the ecology and management of tropical forest resources.
Most of his work is done in close collaboration with local community groups. He has conducted long-term field research in the Peruvian Amazon, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Mexico, and Brazil, and has directed community forestry projects in Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Uganda, Cameroon, and most recently in Vietnam and Myanmar. Peters is the author of numerous publications, including The Ecology and Management of Non-timber Tropical Forest Resources (1996) and Systematics, Ecology and Management of Rattans in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (2014).