About ID-RECCO Team Data sources Citations Contributors

The ID-RECCO v5.0 database contains updates from October 2022. The 2022 update team consists of myself (Stibniati Atmadja) as overall coordinator, Mella Komalasari, assistant coordinator, and three excellent research assistants (interns and consultants) selected from more than 100 applicants across the world. Our research assistants will be working with us for three months each, starting July 2022. In 2023, we added a new team member, who is a master’s student at ETH Zurich.


Dr. Stibniati Atmadja is a scientist at CIFOR, based in Indonesia (2008-2015), Ethiopia (2015-2019), and currently in Montpellier, France where she is hosted by CIRAD’s Forest & Society Research Unit. Her work focuses on forests, climate change, gender and livelihood interactions in tropical countries. Since she joined CIFOR in 2008, she has been conducting research on REDD+ at various levels, as part of the GCS REDD+ project. She obtained her PhD in Natural Resource Economics and master’s degree in economics from North Carolina State University. She also holds a double bachelor degree in Environmental Science and Economics from Murdoch University, Western Australia. She manages the International REDD+ projects database (ID-RECCO), one of the largest and most comprehensive open databases on REDD+ projects in the world.

Country of origin: Indonesia

Rowan Alumasa Alusiola is a master’s student in Environmental Science at the University of Koblenz-Landau Germany and an associate fellow at the Peace Academy Rhineland-Palatinate. She is also an alumnus of Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for International Climate Protection. She has 10 years of practical work experience in developing, managing, and monitoring programs and policies in the East Africa Region as an Environmental Specialist. She has published on REDD+ conflict and Funding trends for forest conservation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Country of origin: Kenya

Igor Barboza is a MSc. student based in Spain at the moment. He has an undergraduate degree in Geology from University of Sao Paolo. He is developing his master’s degree in tropical forestry management at the Technical University of Dresden. He is interested in The nexus between ecological economy, particularly ecosystem services, carbon markets, and ESG assessments on the risk of deforestation across supply chains. His master thesis will assess the economic impact and potential of ecotourism in the Brazilian Pantanal, the largest wetland in the world, where private smallholders have great capacity and opportunity to both steward the biome and seize the economic benefits it provides. Being part of the ID-RECCO team has been proved so far as a great experience and exercise to understand the fast-growing voluntary carbon market initiatives investing in forest conservation and restoration worldwide.

Country of origin: Brazil

Lia Sartika is a remote sensing and GIS expert for natural resources management and carbon development projects. Lia worked in a Dutch company SarVision as a Project Engineer, where she does research, development, and implementation of operational services in forestry, crop monitoring, and carbon development using radar image time series, field survey data and optical imageries. She supported the spatial modelling on ecosystem services valuation in the UNDP-KALFOR Join Project, which helps local stakeholders identify the potential of environmental services in their region and optimize economic and environmental benefits. She holds a Master of Science from Wageningen University and Research and has a background in ecology and earth observation. Her graduate research was on improving the detection of Sago Palm on peatlands in Kalimantan, Indonesia by combining SAR Remote Sensing and Optical imageries. She is keen to cycle, do nature walks, travel and listen to podcasts and Ghibli music.

Country of origin: Indonesia

Vania Theresia is a master’s student in environmental systems and policy at ETH Zurich with an undergraduate degree in environmental engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung. Vania has four years of professional experience at a youth-led organization, Divers Clean Action, where she is responsible for developing and monitoring waste management programs on small islands and coastal areas. 

 Vania’s strong interest in the interlink of forests, payment of ecosystem services, and community has been nurtured through her exposure to nature-based solution topics during her studies and experiences working closely with communities. These experiences drove her to start a master’s thesis on REDD+ benefit-sharing mechanisms for local communities with co-supervision from CIFOR scientist, Dr. Stibniati Atmadja. She utilizes the ID-RECCO database to investigate the relationship between REDD+ projects’ design features and their benefits to forest communities by employing rigorous statistical analysis. 

 Vania aspires to contribute to understanding how global REDD+ projects can effectively support emission reductions and improve socio-economic aspects. In her leisure time, Vania loves hiking and climbing as well as savouring food and coffee. 

Country of origin: Indonesia