Research Project Manager with the Asia Forest Research Center, M.Sc
Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia
2424 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Phone: 1-604 822-8476
Ms. Kalifi Ferretti-Gallon is a dedicated environmental researcher, policy analyst, and advocate. With over 10 years of experience in sustainability, she has worked on a wide range of issues, including water resources management, biodiversity preservation, national commitments to climate change mitigation, and drivers of and trends in global deforestation. Her current focus continues to be on global forest loss. Her recent MSc thesis examined contradicting trends in tropical deforestation datasets.
Ms. Kalifi Ferretti-Gallon presently working in UBC’s Department of Forestry, where she oversees research projects on forest sustainability at the Asia Pacific Forest Research Center. As Research Project Manager, she teaches forestry courses on campus and abroad, she helps facilitate research collaboration with partners in Latin America, and conduct tropical and temperate forest-related research.
Her work so far has been featured in the National Geographic, the Economist, and the Globe and Mail, with articles published in academic journals.
Boucher, D. and Ferretti-Gallon, K. (2015). “The Land Sector in the First INDCs: Intended Climate Contributions of the United States, the European Union, and Mexico”. Retrieved from the Union of Concerned Scientists’ website: http://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2015/06/ucs-land-sector-in-first-indcs-2015.pdf
Boucher, D. and Ferretti-Gallon, K. (2015). “Halfway There? What the Land Sector Can Contribute to Closing the Emissions Gap”. Retrieved from the Union of Concerned Scientists’ website: http://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2015/01/ucs-halfway-there-2015-full-report.pdf
Busch, J., Ferretti-Gallon, K. and Wright, M. (2014). “Reductions in emissions from deforestation from Indonesia’s moratorium on new oil palm, timber, and logging concessions”. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(5): 1328-33.
Ferretti-Gallon, K. and Busch, J. (2014). “What Drives Deforestation and What Stops It? A Meta-Analysis of Spatially Explicit Econometric Studies” (Working Paper No. 361). Retrieved from Center for Global Development website: http://www.cgdev.org/publication/what-drives-deforestation-and-what-stops-it-meta-analysis-spatially-explicit-econometric (Under review with Review of Environmental Economics and Policy).
Ferretti-Gallon, K. and Busch, J. (2014). “Spatially Explicit Econometric Studies of Drivers of Deforestation” (Database). Retrieved from Center for Global Development website: http://www.cgdev.org/publication/what-drives-deforestation-and-what-stops-it-meta-analysis-spatially-explicit-econometric
Lubowski, R., et al. (2014). “Mexico Deforestation Vulnerability Analysis and Capacity Building: Final Project Report”. Environmental Defense Fund, Conservation International, Center for Global Development, and MREDD Alliance Partners. Retrieved from Alianza-MREDD website: http://www.alianza-mredd.org/uploads/ckfinder_files/files/Mexico%20Deforestation%20Vulnerability_Final%20Report_mwRL.pdf