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Tom Smith & Congo Basin Institute in Forbes: Sustainable Guitars – Giving Back To The Trees And Communities That Helped Create Music

Tom Smith, professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, has research interests in evolutionary biology and conservation. Smith has worked in Cameroon for more than 30 years seeking win-wins for people and biodiversity, a mission cemented about four years ago by his role as founding co-director of the Congo Basin Institute – “a center for science in Africa for Africans,” he says.