Wilhelmus de Jong

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Wilhelmus de Jong
Kyoto University
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Job title
Ph.D.(Wageningen Agricultural University, Netherlands)


I lived and worked in Indonesia from 1992 until 2004, and moved to CIFOR in 1995, where I have been a Scientist and Senior Scientist. Before that I was a post-doc at the New York Botanical Garden researching local forest management in West Kalimantan. Originally I am from the Netherlands where I studied tropical forestry at Wageningen Agricultural University. I had completed undergraduate studies and Ph.D. research in Peru, where I had moved in 1982. In 1988 I began a four-year stay in New York as an International Fellow at the Botanical Garden’s Institute of Economic Botany. After having lived and worked in Indonesia for 12 years, I then moved to Japan in 2004, first to the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka and from 2006 to the Imperial City of Kyoto. Now I am a full tenured professor at Kyoto University’s Center for Southeast Asian and Integrated Area Studies. My research has focused on Bolivia, Peru, Indonesia, China, India, Vietnam and Japan, but I also have been part of several multi-country comparative studies. In recent years, my work has focused on forest policies and governance, illegal logging, smallholder and community forestry, forest transition and forest restoration. For five years now I also began teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at various universities in Asia.

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Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2006
Professor, Center for Southeast Asian and Integrated Area Studies, Kyoto University
Jul 2004
Mar 2006
Professor, Japan Center for Area Studies, National Museum of Ethnology
Nov 1995
Jun 2004
Scientist and Senior Scientist, Center for International Forestry Research
Jun 1985
Oct 1995
International Fellow and Research Associate, Institute of Economic Botany, New York Botanical Garden
Jun 1984
May 1985
Research Associate, National Institute of Agricultural Research, Ministry of Agriculture, Peru


Sep 1975
May 1982
Tropical and Temperate Forestry, Agricultural Universtiy, Wageningen


Wil de Jong, Benno Pokorny, Pia Katila, Glenn Galloway, Pablo Pacheco
Forests   9    Jun 2018
© 2018 by the authors. This paper analyses the contributions of community and smallholder forestry (CSF) to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). A CSF-SDG positive feedback model is proposed; a model that holds that successful CSF p...
Minghua Tian, Lingchao Li, Li Wan, Jinlong Liu, Wil de Jong
Journal of Sustainable Forestry   36 717-728   Oct 2017
© 2017 Taylor & Francis. Trade barriers of forest products are often advocated in the name of protecting forest resources. Whether the promoting of trade of forest products will increase or decrease the global forest resources is still a matter ...
T. Bauer, V. Ingram, W. D. De Jong, B. Arts
International Forestry Review   20 314-331   Jan 2018
In early 2014, unprecedentedly heavy rainfall led to a flood in northern lowland Bolivia affecting the livelihoods of thousands of people relying on ecosystem services and climate sensitive sectors for their daily livelihood. Based on a case study...
Yeo Chang Youn, Yeo Chang Youn, Junyeong Choi, Wil de Jong, Jinlong Liu, Mi Sun Park, Leni D. Camacho, Satoshi Tachibana, Nguyen Huu-Dung, Padam Parkash Bhojvaid, Ellyn K. Damayanti, Phongxiong Wanneng, Mohd Shawahid Othman
Forest Policy and Economics   83 177   Oct 2017
© 2017 The authors regret that the name of the 8th author was incorrect in the original paper. The correct name should be Nguyen Huu-Dung instead of Nguyen Din Huudung. Also, the following additional affiliation at the time of publication for Dr. ...
D. Humphreys, B. Cashore, I. J. Visseren-Hamakers, W. De Jong, K. McGinley, A. Denvir, P. Caro Torres, S. Lupberger
International Forestry Review   19 278-293   Sep 2017
This paper reports and reflects on the pilot application of an 11-step policy learning protocol that was developed by Cashore and Lupberger (2015) based on several years of Cashore's multi-author collaborations. The protocol was applied for the fi...

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