Cool Earth (NGO)
Forest Project Coordinator
I am the Forest Project Coordinator at Cool Earth, based in Alotau, Papua New Guinea.
I am passionate in this area of scientific research because only through research will we enhance skills and knowledge. It also gives understanding to certain problems around the importance of forests for carbon storage and for local food security. This experiment can help to advocate solutions to the issues through awareness and education for local people who can manage forests sustainably.
I have gained a degree from the University of Goroka in PNG, majoring in Biology, in which research is one of the major courses that was taught, enhancing my ability to do research in the field better. I also did my research on amphibians as my final year thesis paper which has been recognized by the International Community of Amphibians. And mostly I have been engaged in research work with Cool Earth organization as my employer which gives me confidence in doing research.
Most importantly I also did a research on carbon sequestration. This research included carbon calculations, focusing on endangered rosewood trees. The research provides a base to build this project from. Local gardeners have background understand to the research, and a good relationship with me as the lead researcher.
All of this has given me the confidence and experience so that I am the most suitable for this research, and with my team can produce an effective result.