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
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.
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
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