Project team

Jeff Bennett

Dr Jeff Bennett

Project Leader/ Australia

Jeff Bennett is Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. He has over 30 years’ experience as a teacher, researcher and consultant in the fields of Environmental Economics, Resource Economics and Agricultural Economics.

Saysamone Phothisat

Mr Saysamone Phothisat

Project Leader/ Lao PDR

Saysamone Phothisat holds a Master Degree in Forestry. He has more than 20 years of work experiences in various sectors. From 1987 to 1988, he worked as a teacher for the Vocational Training College of Forestry in Borlikhamxay Province. From 1988 to 1992 he worked as head of the District Unit in the Sikhottabong District, Vientiane Capital.

Gabriela Scheufele

Dr Gabriela Scheufele

Collaborator/ Australia

Gabriela Scheufele completed an undergraduate degree in Geography at the University of Augsburg and a postgraduate degree in Physical Geography at the University of Trier, Germany.

Dr Phouphet Kyophilavong

Collaborator/ Lao PDR

Phouphet is an Associate Professor and the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Management, National University of Laos. He received his PhD in Economics from the Kobe University in 2003.

Marit Kragt

Dr Marit Kragt

Collaborator/ Australia

Being interested in the management of natural resources, Marit Kragt studied Environmental Science with a major in Environmental Management at the Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

Khamfeuane Sioudom

Dr Khamfeuane Sioudom

Collaborator/ Lao PDR

Khamfeuane Sioudom is Associate Professor (PhD) in the Faculty of Engineering at the National University of Laos. He has over 18 years of experience as a teacher, researcher and consultant in the fields of mechanical engineering, hydrology, water resources and environmental engineering.

Michael Renton

Dr Michael Renton

Collaborator/ Australia

Michael Renton completed his Honours program at UWA in Maths, looking at control in chaotic systems, and his PhD at the University of Queensland in the Centre for Plant Architecture Informatics, developing new approaches to modelling the interactions between plant form, function and environment with functional-structural plant models (FSPMs).

Mr Khamphay Manivong

Collaborator/ Lao PDR

Khamphay Manivong is a forester who has worked in a wide range of fields at a number of divisions and offices in the forestry sector since 1979.

Michael Burton

Dr Michael Burton

Collaborator/ Australia

Having been brought up on a farm in Buckinghamshire, UK, Michael Burton had no real interest in agriculture as a career destination. However, a first degree in Economics from Bath University (1981), and the lure of a postgraduate scholarship took him to Manchester University for a Masters in Agricultural Economics.

Saysamone Phoyduangst

Mr Saysamone Phoyduangst

Collaborator/ Lao PDR

Saysamone Phoyduangst is a lecturer in the Faculty of Economics and Business Management at the National University of Laos. He has over 12 years of experience as a teacher, researcher and consultant in the fields of Agricultural Economics, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, and Population Economics.

Yiakhang Kang

Mr Yiakhang Pangxang

Collaborator/ Lao PDR

Yiakhang Pangxang holds a Bachelor Degree in General Economics, and a Higher Diploma in English. From 2010 to 2011 he attended the School of Economics and Management at the University of Minho, Portugal as an exchange student. From 2012 to 2013 he studied Economics at the School of Economics and Management in the University of Trento, Italy.

Xiong Tsechalicha

Mr Xiong Tsechalicha

Collaborator/ Lao PDR

Xiong Tsechalicha holds a Master Degree in Environmental Management and Development as well as a Master of Labour Economics. He has more than fifteen years of work experience in Environmental and Natural Resources Management and Development.

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