Jonathan ILUNGA MULEDI, is an agricultural engineer, with a Master of Science in plant biology and environment. His doctoral research focused on the functional ecology and management of Miombo in Upper Katanga. As a result, Jonathan Muledi has expertise in tropical forest ecology, management, and restoration with a focus on the Miombo ecoregion ecosystems. He is the current Deputy Director of the DRC Open Forest Observatory since 2018 an active Consultant and scientific collaborator at the national Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development for all issues related to the Miombo in DRC. He teaches forestry and dendrometry at the University of Lubumbashi, in the Department of Management of Renewable Natural Resources (MRNR), Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. Jonathan Muledi is a member of international networks (e.g. ForestPlots.Net, SEOSAW) of scientists with a special interest in sustainable natural resource management in the tropics.