Janette Bulkan

Bulkan Janette

Janette Bulkan is an Assistant Professor for Indigenous Forestry in the Department of Forest Resources Management in the Faculty of Forestry. She is a linguist and anthropologist by training and has work experience in social forestry, participatory resource management, monitoring and evaluation, cultural diversity awareness and protection, and teaching. Her area specializations are South America and the Caribbean. She founded the Amerindian Research Unit at the University of Guyana and was its Coordinator from 1985 to 1999; and was afterwards Senior Social Scientist at the Iwokrama Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development in Guyana from 2000 to 2003. Her most recent appointments were at Colby College in Maine, and The Field Museum in Chicago in its Andes/Amazon Program. Janette works on forest certification, control of illegal logging, anti-corruption, and REDD+ (reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation). She collaborates in the mainstreaming of Aboriginal and indigenous studies across the faculty (Commitment #4 of the Faculty’s Strategic Plan) and in developing mutually beneficial research collaborations between the Faculty of Forestry and Aboriginal communities in Canada and globally.

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