MEMBER OF EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARDS:

 

1987-1990            Tree Physiology.

 

1998 -2006           Agroforestry Systems

 

2000-2006            New Forests

 

2008-2010            International Forestry Review

 

REFEREE FOR RESEARCH PAPERS IN:

 

1984 -                    Forest Ecology and Management.

 

1987-93                Tree Physiology.

 

1989-93                South African Journal of Botany.

 

1989-                     Agroforestry Systems.

 

1990-93                Journal of Ecology.

 

1992-                     Journal of Tropical Forest Science.

 

1991-93                Forest Science.

 

1995-                     Experimental Agriculture

 

1996-                     International Tree Crops Journal (now ‘Forests, Trees and Livelihoods’)

 

1999-                     Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment

 

2000 -                    New Forests

 

2000-                     Field Crops Research

 

2001-                      Australian Systematic Botany

 

2002-                     Cameroon Journal of Agricultural Science

 

2002-                     Economic Botany

 

2003-                     Plant Genetic Resources: Characterisation and Utilization

 

2004-                     South African Journal of Wildlife Research

 

2004-                     Bioresource Technology

 

2005-                     Annals of Botany

 

2006-                     Conservation Biology

 

2007-                     Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment

 

2009-                     Ghana Journal of Forestry

 

2011-                     Journal of Mountain Science

 

REFEREE OF RESEARCH PROPOSALS

 

1982-93                Natural Environment Research Council research grants.

 

1988-93                CEC research grant applications on tropical forests.

 

1989                       Nuffield Foundation research grants on tropical forestry.

 

1989                       Science and Engineering Research  Council research grants.

 

1990                       International Foundation for Science

 

1990-93                ITTO and ODA/NGO Project Proposals and Annual Reports.

 

1996-                     Appointed to International Foundation for Science Expert Panel

 

1997-                     DFID Joint Funding Scheme for NGO’s

 

2000-                     African Academy of Sciences – African Forestry Network

 

2004-                     Danish Department of Development Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

CONSULTANCIES

 

1982                       FAO. Advise Seed Sources and Tree Improvement Project, Forest Research Centre, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.

 

1984                       European Development Fund (CEC DG VIII). To develop proposals for a Regional Programme for the Improvement of           Tropical Hardwoods-West and Central Africa: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and Congo.

 

1985                       World Bank. Advise Office National de Regénération des Forêts (ONAREF) in Cameroon regarding a Tree Improvement and Seed Production Unit in the four ecological zones  of the country from rain forests to the Sahel.

 

1987                       UK ODA participate in an Interagency Mission as forest genetics and seed supply specialist in the UNDP/FAO Forestry Sector Review of Cameroon.

 

1987                       World Bank.  Advise Office National de Regénération des Forêts (ONAREF) in Cameroon regarding a Tree Improvement and Seed Production Unit and prepare funding proposals.

 

1988                       UK ODA. Assist Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigacion y Ensenanza (CATIE), Costa Rica with vegetative propagation and tree improvement, train staff and prepare research proposals

 

1989                       World Bank. Advise Office National de Regénération des Forêts (ONAREF) in Cameroon regarding a Tree Improvement and Seed Production Unit and prepare funding proposals.

 

1989                       UK ODA. Assist Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigacion y Ensenanza (CATIE), Costa Rica with vegetative propagation and tree improvement propgamme.

 

1989                       UK ODA. Advise Mysore Paper Mills, Shimoga, India on vegetative propagation of Mysore gum..

 

1990                       UK ODA Advise Cameroon’s Forest Management and Regeneration Project, Mbalmayo.

 

1990                       UK ODA. Advise to CATIE, Costa Rica regarding ITE/CATIE link on tropical tree improvement and vegetative propagation.

 

1991                       Ghana Ministry of Lands. Advise World Bank Forest Resource Management Project at Forest Products Research Institute,                                            Kumasi, Ghana on tree improvement.

 

1991                       UK ODA. Advise ONAREF Forest Management and Regeneration Project in Mbalmayo, Cameroon.

 

1991                       UK ODA. Advise CATIE, Costa Rica regarding progress with ITE/CATIE link.

 

1992                       Edinburgh Centre for Tropical Forests (ECTF). Advise regarding plans for ODA Forest Management Project in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

 

1992                       UK ODA. Advise to Cameroon Forest Management and Regeneration Project in Mbalmayo, Cameroon.

 

1993                       ODA/NRI. Provide training and advice on the propagation of indigenous trees in Malaysia.

 

1993                       Smith & Salleh. Advise on “Rehabilitation of Hill Dipterocarp Forest” in Johore State, Malaysia.

 

1993                       UK ODA.  Advise CATIE, Costa Rica regarding progress with ITE/CATIE link.

 

1996                       Australian Meat Research Commission. Review research on Tagasaste and to define research priorities.

 

1998                       ICRAF. Develop commercial opportunities in the private sector for non-timber forest products from agroforestry trees.

 

1989                       Centro de Investigacion Agricola Tropical (CIAT), Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Advise on forestry germplasm and seedbanks with emphasis on administration, management and marketing.

 

2000                       FAO. Review manuscript and edit ‘Guidelines for the Management of Tropical Forests: 2. Non-Timber Forest Products’.

 

2000                       ICRISAT. Represent the Desert Margins Programme at a training course in Zimbabwe for National Coordinators and National Chairmen in Southern Africa.

 

2000                       IPGRI. Attend Systemwide Genetic Resources Programme and  CIFOR Integrated Natural Management Programme Workshop, Bogor, Indonesia.

 

2000                       CEPLAC, Bahia, Brazil. Advise on sustainable cocoa production and the diversification and agroecology of cocoa farms.

 

2001                       CEPLAC. Develop a research project proposal for sustainable  cocoa production in Bahia, Brazil

 

2001                       ACIAR, Australia. Evaluate research project FST/ 1996/005, “Development of domestication strategies for commercially important species of Meliaceae”.

 

2003                       Cocoa and Coconut Research Institute, Papua New Guinea. Develop research project proposals for sustainable cocoa production.

 

2003                       ACIAR. Develop research proposal for genetic characterisation of Sandalwood in Vanuatu.

 

2003                       ACDI/VOCA, Vietnam. Develop plans for a new cocoa industry.

 

2004                       ACDI/VOCA. Review developments in new cocoa industry.

 

2005                       ACDI/VOCA. Review developments in new cocoa industry.

 

2006                       ACDI/VOCA. Review developments in new cocoa industry.

 

2006                       USDA. Participate in training courses on vegetative propagation, and tree domestication in Hawaii, Guam and Palau.

 

2009                       World Agroforestry Centre, Yaoundé, Cameroon. Evaluate USDA-funded project “Food For Progress – 2006”.

 

2009                       World Agroforestry Centre. Participate in Tree domestication day – IFAD workshop.

 

2009                       World Agroforestry Centre. Participate in research planning workshops in Nairobi.

 

2009                       World Agroforestry Centre. Present training courses  in Vegetative Propagation of    Allanblackia  spp.  in Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania Ghana.

 

2009                       World Agroforestry Centre. Develop e-learning narrated training material.

 

2010                       World Agroforestry Centre. Advise GRP1 research programme.

 

2010                       IFPRI. Develop proposals for research programme to improve nutritional outputs of agriculture

 

2011                       World Agroforestry Centre. Advise GRP1 research programme.

 

PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES

 

1985-93                Secretary of NERC Tree Biotechnology Liaison Group.

 

1987‑88               Member of Forestry Commission’s liaison group on tree improvement.

 

1989                       Secretary, NERC Tropical Forest Regeneration Steering Committee.

 

1989-91                Appointed to the Advisory Board of NOVALAL plc, a biotechnology company aiming to mass produce tropical trees.

 

1990-1993            ITE representative on Supervisory Committee of Edinburgh Centre of Tropical   Forests (ECTF). Chairman of Supervisory Committee in 1992.

 

1990                       Appointed to CGIAR’s second External Review Panel of the International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington.

 

1991                       Member of  NERC Expert Group on “Dryland Degradation”.

 

1993-97                ICRAF Management Committee.

 

1995-97                Interim Steering Committee of the CGIAR’s Desert Margins Initiative.

 

1995-97                Member of CGIAR Deputy Director Generals Committee, Washington DC.

 

1995-97                Co-chairman IUFRO Working Group P1-15-02: Tropical Agroforestry

 

1997-2001            ITE representative on Management Committee of Edinburgh Centre of Tropical Forests (ECTF). Appointed a Director in 1999.

 

2000-01                Steering Committee of African Academy of Sciences African Forestry Network

 

2000-2002            Steering Committee of CGIAR’s Desert Margins Programme

 

2002-05                Steering Committee of James Cook University – Douglas Shire Council, Douglas Laboratory

 

 

2002-06                Member of Cairns Regional Economic Development Council – Tropical Foods Cluster

 

2002-06                Steering Committee of Native Foods Committee of Area Consultative Committee of North Queensland

 

2002-06                Science Panel of Natural Resources Management Planning Committee

 

2003-06                Founding Chairman of Network for Sustainable and Diversified Agriculture (NSDA) in North Queensland and its Agricultural Research Cluster. Became the first President of NSDA Inc. in 2004

 

2003-06                Plant Breeders Rights Advisory Committee for Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Australia.

 

2004-06                Member of Steering Committee of Centre for Tropical Agri-Tech Research (JCU and DPI&F joint initiative).

 

2004-05                Contributor to Millennium Ecosystems Assessment for: ‘Cultivated Systems’ and ‘New Products and Indusrties from Biodiversity’

 

2005-08                Member of Global Design Team for International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development.

 

2007-                     Director-at-Large of International Society of Tropical Foresters

 

2010-                     Vice President of International Society of Tropical Foresters

 

2010                       Member of Board of Trustees of International Tree Foundation

 

University lecturing

 

1977-1978            Presented an undergraduate course on ‘Tree Biology’ at Newcastle University

 

1978                       Presented an undergraduate course on ‘Tree Biology’ at University College                        of North Wales

 

1989-1993            Lectured to MSc Resource Management Course of Edinburgh University.

 

1992-1993            Module organizer and lecturer (10 weeks) in “Clonal Forestry” in MSc Tree Improvement at Edinburgh University

 

1993                       Lectured to MSc Agroforestry of Edinburgh University

 

1997-                     Lectured to MSc Resource Management Course of Edinburgh University.

 

1997-2001            Lectured to MSc Agroforestry of Edinburgh University

 

2002-2009            Lecturing to Agroforestry students at James Cook University, Cairns, Australia

 

Lecturing to Tropical Agriculture students at James Cook University, Cairns, Australia

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