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A timber truck fully loaded with logs drives over a very simple wooden bridge in a forest.
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A timber truck fully loaded with logs drives over a very simple wooden bridge in a forest.
Institute of

WF Forestry

Dr. Fernando Gordillo Vera

Institute of Forestry

Leuschnerstraße 91
21031 Hamburg-Bergedorf
+49 40 739 62 336


Working Area

  • Forest Products Markets

Regional Expertise

  • Ecuador, Uruguay

    Curriculum Vitae

    • 04/1994 – 09/1997: Import Manager and Purchasing Chief, local companies in Guayaquil (Ecuador)
    • 10/1997 – 08/1999: Office Manager in Post, Buckley International, Inc. in Guayaquil (Ecuador)
    • 06/1998 – 06/2002: Espíritu Santo University in Samborondón (Ecuador), Bachelor of Science in Economics, Semester Abroad (08/1999 – 05/2000), Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata – Osaka (Japan)
    • 01/2002 – 08/2002: Support Staff, local authorities Guayaquil (Ecuador)
    • 09/2002 – 06/2004: International University of Japan in Kokusai-cho – Niigata (Japan) Master of Arts in International Development, Specialization: Development Economics, Master Thesis: “Institutions, GDP per Capita and Total Factor Productivity”
    • 07/2004 – 12/2004: Project Manager in New England Waste System in Guayaquil (Ecuador)
    • 12/2005 – 06/2006: Advisor in New England Waste Systems in Guayaquil (Ecuador)
    • 07/2006 – 09/2010: Administrative & Financial Manager in GEVIAL and ITINERIS in Bogotá (Colombia)
    • 10/2010 – 11/2011: Independent Business Consultant in Guayaquil (Ecuador)
    • 12/2011 – 03/2014: Philipps-Universität Marburg, Master of Science in Economics and Institutions, Specialization: Economic Policy, Master Thesis: “Rewards as incentives for VAT and RST tax collection”
    • 04/2014 – 07/2015:  Research Assistant in Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany)
    • since 1/2016: Scientist at the Thünen Institute of Forestry
      (until 30.11.2021 Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics), Hamburg
    • 2023: Doctoral degree (Dr. forest) at the University of Göttingen. Title of the dissertation: “An analysis of the design and implementation of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) instruments”

    Cooperation on Scientific Panels

    • COST Action, CA15206 Payments for Ecosystem Services (Forests for Water)
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