About WCNR-Ethiopia Strategic Alliance

Based out of the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, the WCNR-Ethiopia Strategic Alliance is a consortium of U.S. and Ethiopian partners that are working to protect Ethiopia’s natural resources through education, research and engagement. The alliance includes academic institutions, government agencies, non-government organizations, local communities, and individuals. For decades, WCNR faculty, researchers, students and alum have had a distinguished presence in Ethiopia; ultimately leading to the creation of the Alliance. Formalized by the recent visits by President Tony Frank and Dean Joyce Berry, WCNR and its partners continue to expand its mission to foster stewardship, conservation and sustainable-use of natural resources.

WCNR-Ethiopia Team

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Program Coordinators

Dr. Paul Evangelista - WCNR-Ethiopia Program Coordinator
Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Associate Professor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability
Email: paul.evangelista@colostate.edu


Nicholas Young, MSc
WCNR-Ethiopia Program - Assistant Coordinator
Research Associate, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Email: nicholas.young@colostate.edu


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Researchers & Faculty

Dr. Melinda Laituri
Professor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability
Email: melinda.laituri@colostate.edu


Dr. Greg Newman
Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Email: greg.newman@colostate.edu

 


Dr. William Romme
Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Professor, Department of Forestry and Rangeland Stewardship
Email: william.romme@colostate.edu


Dr. David Swift
Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Associate Professor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability
Email: david.swift@colostate.edu


Dr. Tewodros Wakie
Postdoctoral Fellow, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Email: tewodros.wakie@colostate.edu


Dr. Amanda West
Postdoctoral Fellow, Natural Research Ecology Laboratory
Email: amanda.west@colostate.edu


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Academic and Research Support

Ryan Anderson, MSc
Research Associate, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Email: ryan.anderson@colostate.edu


Sophia Linn
Research Associate, GeoSpatial Centroid
Email: sophia.linn@colostate.edu


Russell Scarpino
Research Associate, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Email: russell.scarpino@colostate.edu


Robert Sturtevant
Forester, Colorado State Forest Service (Retired)
Research Associate, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Email: robert.sturtevant @colostate.edu


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Visiting Scholars and Affiliate Scientists

Dr. Matt Luizza
AAAS Science and Technology Fellow
US Fish and Wildlife Service International Affairs, Africa Programs
Email: matt.luizza@colostate.edu

Dr. Gabriel Senay
Research Physical Scientist
Earth Resources Observation & Science (EROS) Center
Email: senay@usgs.gov

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Students

Bethelehem Abede (PhD Student)
Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability
Email: bethyabebe@gmail.com


Stephen Chignell (MSc student)
Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability
Email: steve.chignell@colostate.edu


Cara Steger (PhD student)
Graduate Degree Program in Ecology
Email: cara.steger@colostate.edu



CSU Collaborators

The Africa Center for Sustainable Ecosystems and Societies under Global Change

The The Africa Center for Sustainable Ecosystems and Societies under Global Change research group invests in innovative and interdisciplinary research that cross-cut conventional disciplines in an attempt to tackle global environmental and sustainability issues. Specifically, The Africa Center members address complex issues of biodiversity, ecosystems, wildlife, livestock and human health well-being, and the interactions that occur between these issues across spatio-temporal scales. The Africa Center members are actively involved in research, education, and collaborative engagement between institutions in Africa and the United States to promote sustainable ecosystems and societies.

Center for Collaborative Conservation

Center for Collaborative Conservation is a place where stakeholders can come together to collaboratively discuss, define, study and implement conservation practices to sustain both the earth’s ecosystems and the people who depend upon them.

Geospatial Centroid at Colorado State University

The Geospatial Centroid at Colorado State University is dedicated to facilitating campus-wide communication about events, research, and education in geospatial sciences. The Centroid is a resource and research center at Colorado State University established to provide students, faculty, and the Colorado community with information about GIS at CSU and how these activities link to broader statewide, regional and global initiatives. 

Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (GDPE)

The Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (GDPE) at Colorado State University is one of the leading programs in graduate ecology education in the U.S. and the world. We have an internationally-recognized faculty, outstanding students and an ongoing tradition of research excellence, publication and post-graduate placement. Our faculty are among the most published in the field of ecology, ranking in the top five in research productivity among federally funded U.S. Universities in Ecology and Environment, and our students consistently earn recognition for their scholarship and academic achievement. 

Office of International Programs

The mission of the Office of International Programs (OIP) is to help create and foster international activities supporting teaching, learning, research and engagement throughout Colorado State University. This mission is accomplished through a broad array of programs and services designed to provide international experiences for all CSU students, scholars, faculty and staff. 

Peace Corps

CSU's partnership with the Peace Corp gives students hands-on experience in English; Food Science and Human Nutrition; Natural Resources; or Agriculture. The Peace Corps program gives students international development practice through Peace Corps field experience.