Peter O. Alele, Ph.D.

Biophysical Technical Manager

Peter is an experienced team leader and natural resource manager, ecologist, conservationist, and advocate for sustainable development. Since 2002 he has worked with high profile projects and programs that have exposed him to multi-cultural and multi-sectoral work environments, including the Ecological Evolution lab of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Millennium Promise Millennium Villages Project, The World Agro-forestry Centre and Uganda’s National Agriculture Research Organization. He has extensive experience in research and development, with a focus on sustainable agricultural production and restoration of Uganda’s agro-ecosystems. His recent research work has involved use of metagenomics approaches to study the influence of natural habitat conversion on soil microbial communities in Uganda’s tropical rainforests, wetlands and rangelands. Peter has a PhD in Ecology from the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a MSc in Biology (Natural Resources, Ecology and Conservation) from Mbarara University of Science and Technology, and a BSc in Forestry from Makerere University. He has also been trained in various aspects of project management such as monitoring and evaluation, research and data management, reporting, and gender mainstreaming.