Alison Hoare is a senior research fellow of Chatham House, with expertise in forest governance, natural resource use and community forestry.
She leads a programme of work on illegal logging and forest governance and is also engaged in research on environmental crime and climate change.
She has previously worked with a range of environmental and forestry organisations, undertaking research, policy analysis and project management.
She has a BSc in botany from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in ethnobiology from the University of Kent.
- Natural resource use and governance
- Illegal logging and timber trade
- Forest governance, carbon markets and climate change
- Ethnobiology and community forestry
|2011 - date||Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House|
|2006 - 2011||Associate Fellow, Chatham House|
|2008 - 2010||Project Manager, Forests Monitor|
|2004 - 2006||Research Consultant|
|2002 - 2003||Research Assistant, Department of Anthropology, University of Kent|
|1998 - 2002||PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Kent|
|1997 - 1998||M.Phil. Candidate, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge|
|1993 - 1997||People and Plants Initiative, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew|
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- Managing the Risk of Stranded Assets in Agriculture and Forestry with Mario Rautner and Shane Tomlinson, Research Paper, July 2016
- Improving Legality Among Small-Scale Forest Enterprises: The Role of National-Level Indicators Within the SDGs Research Paper, March 2016
- Tackling Illegal Logging and the Related Trade: What Progress and Where Next? Chatham House Report, July 2015
- Illegal Logging and Related Trade: The Response in Malaysia Research Paper, January 2015
- Illegal Logging and Related Trade: The Response in Cameroon Research Paper, January 2015
- Illegal Logging and Related Trade: The Response in Ghana Research Paper, October 2014
- Illegal Logging and Related Trade: The Response in Indonesia with Laura Wellesley, Research Paper, October 2014
- EUTR Competent Authority Survey with Jens Hein, Research Paper, April 2014
- Europe’s Forest Strategy in the Next Decade: Options for the Voluntary Partnership Agreements Programme Paper, April 2014
- Controlling Illegal Logging: Implementation of the EU Timber Regulation Briefing Paper, with Jon Buckrell, June 2011
- Community-based Forest Management in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A Fairytale or a Viable REDD Strategy? Forests Monitor, 2010
- Estimating the Cost of Building Capacity in Rainforest Nations to Allow them to Participate in a Global REDD Mechanism Chatham House & ProForest, 2009
- Towards Sustainable Management and Financing of the Democratic Republic of Congo's Forests with others, Chatham House Research Report, July 2008
- Resource Rights and Timber Concessions: Integrating local peoples' land-use practices in forest management in the Congo Basin, The Rainforest Foundation, UK, 2007
- Patenting Genetic Resources: Striving for the Right Balance with Richard Tarasofsky, Chatham House Briefing Paper, October 2007