Tamia Souto

Tamia Souto is a conservation practitioner with experience in biodiversity conservation, adaptive management, and participatory natural resource management (NRM). She is Team Lead at Environmental Incentives, supporting the US Agency for International Development’s environment, NRM, resilience, and energy programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Souto has nearly 15 years’ experience working in the Amazon region in evidence-based design and participatory planning and implementation. Her strong ability to work collaboratively and across multiple disciplines helps develop conservation and development programs grounded in evidence while being supportive of participants’ needs and values. Dr. Souto earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Simón Bolívar University, Venezuela, and a PhD in ethnobotany from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. She can be reached at tamiasouto@gmail.com.