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Featured Profile: Shibu Jose

Dr. Shibu Jose supplies leadership and vision to forestry and the biomass/biofuels industry.

Jose is an internationally recognized forestry and biomass researcher who is sought to consult and speak on the topics of forestry, ecology and the biomass industry. Over the past 20 years, Jose has conducted studies in the U.S., Australia, Costa Rica, Belize, Bangladesh and India.

Jose is the leader of the Mississippi-Missouri River Advanced Biomass/Biofuel Consortium (affectionately known as MR. ABC). It’s a team of more than 40 academic institutions, federal agencies and agricultural/energy companies working to turn the Missouri and Mississippi rivers into a biomass corridor.

In February 2014, Jose was appointed to the Forestry Research Advisory Council (FRAC) by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. He was one of 11 researchers, scientists and policy makers selected to present recommendations and advice to the Secretary on issues concerning natural resources. He recently served as a Fulbright Scholar as part of the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board and the U.S. Department of State.

Jose’s research’s overarching theme is to use ecological information to design agroforestry systems and restore degraded, damaged ecosystems.

Dr. Shibu Jose is the H.E. Garrett Endowed Professor and director of the Center for Agroforestry in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri.

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Related Initiative(s):
Food for the Future, Sustainable Energy,