As an undergraduate, I participated of several internships to enrich my knowledge of forestry and the environment. I also took part in student volunteer activities. During my MSc. studies I concentrated on my dissertation, which resulted in a published paper. Now, as PhD student, I have tutored and mentored post-grad and undergrad students. Recently, I was designated as member of the Executive Committee at the Latin American Students’ Association at the ANU.
- President of the Latin American Students’ Association (LASA), Australian National University (ANU), since March 2012 and member of the Executive Committee since July 2012
- Tutor, ANU, 2010-11
- Mentor, ANU Postgraduate Student Information and Guidance Network SIGN, 2011
- Organizer Inaugural Crawford PhD Conference, ANU, 2010
- Researcher, University of Edinburgh, April – September 2002
Economic Impact of Climate Change in the Natural Protected Areas of Africa using GIS (MSc.dissertation) that lead to the paper: Velarde SJ, Y Malhi, D Moran, J Wright and S Hussain, 2005. Valuing the impacts of climate change on protected areas in Africa. Ecological Economics 53 (1): 21-33.
ADEFOR, Civil Association for Research and Forest Development, Cajamarca, Peru
Supervised logging and inventorying activities; in vitro techniques. Wrote a proposal and designed an area for storing pine logs.
FOREST NURSERY AND SEED LAB, Faculty of Forestry, UNALM, Lima, Peru
Seed analysis and support with local seeds database.
PRONAMACHCS, Ministry of Agriculture, Lima, Peru
February – March 1999
Evaluated peri-urban forest plantations in Lima and proposed criteria and sites for future local plantations. Participated in a survey to include resident opinion in the proposal.
CEDINFOR (formerly REDINFOR), National Forestry Information Network Lima, Peru
April 1999-July 1999
Prepared basic information for REDINFOR database according to AGROVOC FAO multilingual Thesaurus
MOL Herbarium, Faculty of Forestry, UNALM, Lima, Peru
January 2001-August 2002
Co-designed and managed the volunteer service
FACULTY OF FORESTRY, Forest Production and Management Unit, UNALM, various locations, Peru:
June – July 1998
Dendrology, Forest Measurement, Fauna census techniques
Flora evaluation: Inventory, identification and evaluation of ecological effects of logging
URBAN BIRD ECOLOGY
April – July 1997
Research Assistant, Primary data collection for bird census in Lima.
LATIN AMERICAN FORESTRY STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
January 2000-December 2002
Moderator Electronic List
STUDENT FEDERATION, Faculty of Forestry, UNALM
December 1999-December 2000
Public Relations Secretary:
-Head of Volunteer Library Service Group
-Designed database and Catalogue for the Student Library
-Co-organised student parade and Latin American Student Meeting
XILEMA, Forestry students magazine, UNALM, Lima, Peru
April 1999 – September 2001
Member of the Editorial Committee
-Selected and edited articles
-Logistic and Marketing activities for the magazine