Flora Yifan He / Social Science Coordinator, Moore Center for Science, Conservation International
Flora coordinates research, capacity building, and technical assistance activities of CI's social science initiative. Her current research focuses on the diffusion of conservation innovations, Protected Area Downgrading, Downsizing, and Degazettement (PADDD), and conservation beyond protected areas. She has an interdisciplinary background in GIS, environmental governance, conservation ecology, and psychology. Her previous field research includes forest governance of indigenous communities in Bolivia, human-wildlife conflict resolution in Tibet, protected area management in Alaska, and wildlife trafficking in Indonesia. She received a Bachelor of Social Science degree from the University of Hong Kong and a Master of Science degree from the University of Michigan.