...exploring how people shape the world's forests


The Colombian CRC is a joint project of the School of Environmental and Rural Studies (Facultad de Estudios Amientales y Rurales), Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, and the Línea de Valoración y Equidad en Biodiversidad Program at the Instituto Alexander von Humboldt. The CRC studies the design of institutions for sustainable management of forests and biodiversity resources, using economic, ecological, and biological tools for research, valuation, and policy design at the local level. A pilot study in a forested area in the Andean region investigated the effects of a mix of private and state ownership, and of complex de facto rules for forest management.

For further information contact Maria Claudia Lopez (mclopezp@indiana.edu).