Chris Hopkins was a forestry volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa from 1988-92. He worked in small villages and towns in the south of Niger. He focused his activities on applied forest management research including a re-inventory of Guesselbodi Forest, direct seeding techniques, pasturage preference studies for domestic animals, and remeasurement of silvicultural trials at Guesselbodi Forest. Chris is pursuing a Ph.D. in Forestry and is conducting work in applied forest economics, and the ecological and economic benefits of biological diversity.
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