_ CATIE receives major grant from the European Union, as part of the as the Tropical Forests and Climate Change Adaptation (TroFCCA) project, to work on ecosystem services and forests for climate
adaptation in Latin America.
CATIE’s TroFCCA project team, co-led by Raffaele
Vignola and Pablo Imbach, invite Tim McDaniels to CATIE to serve on an advisory
group for the TroFCCA project.
Tim McDaniels visits CATIE. Raffaele introduces Tim to the TroFCCA research topics and the Birris Watershed.
Raffaele and Tim collaborate on the design of various papers to build on
and communicate the TroFCCA findings.
Tim visits CATIE to participate in the major
SIASE conference put on by Raffaele and other colleagues in the climate
change group at CATIE. The conference topic is on ecosystem services and
climate change in Latin America.
Tim takes an administrative
leave from UBC and stays at CATIE with his family for four months. During this
period workshops are conducted with farmers in Pacayas, a small agricultural
town, and with officials from electric utilities. These workshops provided the
basis for a paper on new approaches to negotiation analysis for ecosystem
UBC Office of the Vice President Research and
International provides a small grant to help support the CATIE-UBC research
office at CATIE.
Tim and Raffaele serve as co-Prinicipal Investigators on a
major letter of intent proposal to SSHRC regarding ways to build resilience in
response to extreme events in human-natural systems in Costa Rica and British
Columbia. The proposal involves five leading faculty at UBC, and a large number
of CATIE associates.
Tim, Raffaele and Dr. Kai Chan of UBC win
a grant from SSHRC International Partnerships program to continue the TroFCCA
research and also build a network of interested parties from UBC, CATIE and
elsewhere to submit proposals.
Tim and Raffaele prepare and offer a graduate course for the UBC
School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) titled "Climate Adaptation, Ecosystem
services, and Watershed management in Costa Rica" (Plan 545). Fourteen graduate
students from four UBC programs attend the course.
Three graduate students from UBC (Amanda Procter,
Julian Gonzalez, and Oliver Lane) visit CATIE to work on research papers support by the SSHRC
Tim McDaniels is
appointed as a research associate in the Climate Change program of CATIE, to
collaborate with Raffaele and his colleagues.
Raffaele visits UBC to build broader
linkages with UBC researchers.
CATIE receives a major European Union grant for the Eco-Adaptation
Project, which includes UBC as a partner. The project will last for four years.
Members of the UBC faculty of Forestry will participate in the project.
Tim and Raffaele serve as Co-PIs for
a major proposal to IDRC regarding Food Security, building on the Model Forest
Network linkages of CATIE in LatinAmerica
and Africa. The proposal involves leading faculty members at UBC, as well as
partnerships with OXFAM and CUSO.
Raffaele Vignola is appointed as an Adjunct Professor
in IRES at UBC.
IRES graduate student Jordan Tam and
post-doctoral researcher Sonja Klinsky collaborate with Raffaele and
Tim on two papers regarding
perceptions of climate change risk in Costa Rica, based on a survey funded by
the British Embassy in Costa Rica through the UNDP and conducted by Raffaele. Amanda returns to CATIE to work on research regarding land degradation in
CATIE and Raffaele are invited to participate with Tim and UBC faculty member Mark Johnson in MAISEFLEX, a collaborative research network regarding agriculture and climate change in Latin America.
CATIE wins a major grant from the German development
agency regarding climate adaptation and governance in Latin America. Raffaele is the project lead. Tim will participate as an
advisor on behalf of UBC and CATIE.
Raffaele and Tim are invited to participate in a major SSHRC collaborative network proposal headed by Kai Chan of UBC.
Tim and Raffaele offer the second graduate course for the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) titled
"Climate Adaptation, Ecosystem services, and Watershed management in Costa Rica" (PLAN545).
Fourteen graduate students from three UBC programs will attend the course.