Senior Program Specialist
Marco Rondon is a Senior Program Specialist with IDRC's Climate Change and Water program, based in Ottawa, Canada.
He is an expert in natural resource management and climate change adaptation in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Marco's work cuts across issues such as the environmental and social impacts of large-scale biofuel crop expansion in South America, retreating Andean glaciers and sea level rise in coastal zones and the Caribbean, as well as management and governance of water and agricultural resources in the face of climate change.
Before joining IDRC, Marco coordinated the climate change program of the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture and managed a research program to rehabilitate degraded lands in the Amazon as part of the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia.
has published research on land-use change and greenhouse-gas emissions, biological nitrification inhibition in tropical environments, the use of bio-char for improving soil fertility, and the promotion of carbon sequestration in soils.
also has experience developing projects within the Clean Development Mechanism and the Voluntary Carbon Markets.
Rondon is a chemical engineer and holds a PhD in biogeochemistry from Cornell University (US).