Persson, Reidar

Professor – expert on international forestry and capacity building
Tele: 08-758 5401

Curriculum vitae:

  • Involve young post-graduate students in international work at SLU and to be advisor to Sida and the Swedish Government on the international forestry processes (e.g. UNFF), initiator of a couple of intersessional activities that received Swedish support (2000- to date)
  • Assistant Director General at the Centre for International Forestry Research, CIFOR (1997–2000)
  • Awarded the Golden Branch from the Swedish Forestry Association (1999) and KSLA’s Gold Medal (2008)
  • Member in KSLA`s Committee on International Forest Issues (xx-2013)
  • Forestry Advisor at Sida and SAREC (1979–1997)
  • Adjunct Professor in International Forestry at the National Forest Survey in Umea (1988–1994)
  • Has published c 70 reports/articles on the global forest situation, forestry assistance, deforestation, fast growing plantations, forest inventories, environmental issues and international forestry processes. During the same period worked in about 40 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America
  • M.Sc. Forestry 1967, Ph.D. Forestry 1977