Anne Larson is a Principal Scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), based in Lima, Peru. Her current research priorities include opportunities for and challenges to forest tenure reforms; women’s rights to land in communal forests; and multilevel governance, REDD+ and low emissions development. She coordinates fieldwork in Peru, Nicaragua, Mexico, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Indonesia and Vietnam. Anne represents CIFOR to the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) and was IASC Council Member until 2016. She has done both more traditional and action research, as well as supporting innovative initiatives such as the design of a diploma course for indigenous communities and leaders. Prior to obtaining her PhD, she worked as a journalist, activist and lobbyist.