I am a forest geneticist and agroforester with more than 25 years of experience in Latin American and the Pacific. My work has centred on research and education to maximize the beneficial impacts of forest biodiversity on tropical livelihoods. Currently I am based in Lima, Peru, where I lead the World Agroforestry Centre's Latin American programme. I remain associated with JCU in my capacity as Adjunct Associate Professor.

  • My interests include agroecology and multifunctional agriculture, education and training approaches, forest economics, plantation silviculture of mahogany, smallholder agroforestry, domestication of agroforestry fruit and timber trees, and sustainable use of forest genetic resources.
  • 2012 to 2015 - Regional Coordinator for Latin America, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) (Lima, Peru)
  • 2007 to 2012 - Senior Lecturer, JCU (Cairns)
  • 2003 to 2007 - Tree Domestication Specialist, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) (Lima, Peru)
  • 1989 to 2003 - Researcher, Centre for Research and Higher Education in Tropical Agriculture (CATIE) and UK Overseas Development Administration (to 1996) (Turrialba, Costa Rica)
  • 1986 to 1988 - Associate Professional Officer, UK Overseas Development Administration (ESNACIFOR, Siguatepeque, Honduras)
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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 25+ research outputs authored by Dr Jonathan Cornelius from 2003 onwards.


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  • Assessment of tree production for Agroforestry purposes: Small holder nurseries as plant delivery in the forest tropical margins (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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