Douglas Muchoney

Head of the Geospatial Unit, Climate, Biodiversity, Land and Water Department

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Italian Republic

Douglas Muchoney is Senior Environment Officer and Head of the Geospatial Unit (CBDS) in the Climate, Biodiversity, Land and Water Department (CB) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Prior to this position, he was Chief, Forestry Policy and Resources at FAO Rome. At FAO Forestry, Douglas was responsible for the Climate Change and Resilience, Global Forest Resources Assessment and Forest Resources Management teams.

Douglas is an American national, and holds a B.S. in Forestry from Virginia Tech, a M.S. in Geographic and Cartographic Sciences from George Mason University and a Ph.D. in Geography from Boston University. Prior to joining FAO, Douglas was a Senior Scientist for Forests, Carbon and Climate at the U.S. Geological Survey in Washington, and served as the U.S. representative to the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) and Co-Lead of the U.S. SilvaCarbon program.