Nigel Asquith "is a Giorgio Ruffolo Research Fellow in Sustainability Science in the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard's Center for International Development and is on leave as Executive Director of the Ecofund Ecuador, and Director of Science at Fundación Natura Bolivia. He has over 15 years experience designing and implementing conservation projects. His technical expertise is in plant-animal relations in neotropical forests, ecosystem service valuation, policy analysis, and the impacts of the oil and gas sector on biodiversity. He has worked at the Smithsonian Institution, the Center for International Forestry Research, and the World Bank. From 2001-05 he worked for Conservation International in Washington DC, undertaking policy analyses, fund raising, developing a regional strategy for northern Mesoamerica, and managing external grants to Bolivian and Brazilian conservation NGOs. Asquith's regional specialization is in the tropical Andes, with extensive experience in Indonesia, Mesoamerica, Madagascar, Yemen and Ghana. Asquith received his Ph.D. in Tropical Ecology from Duke University in 1999. His faculty hosts at Harvard are Merilee Grindle and William Clark."  see report
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- Nigel Asquith, Harvard's Center for International Development, accessed November 2, 2008.