Jonathan Cornelius

Jonathan Cornelius specializes in agroforestry genetic resources, counting more than 25 years of experience in research, education and research management in Latin American and the Pacific. He became regional director for ICRAF Latin America in 2012, coming from James Cook University in Australia, where he led the Agroforestry and Novel Crops Unit. He previously worked for ICRAF as country coordinator in Peru and held positions at CATIE in Costa Rica and the UK Overseas Development Administration (now DFID) in both Honduras and Costa Rica. Born in the United Kingdom, he received his PhD in forest biology and management from the University of Alberta, Canada.