←Alex Pacheco teaches a course in the management of natural resources in the humid tropics and supervises one of the modules of the first year Work Experience program. Alex has special interest in the diversification and sustainable alternatives for natural environments and production systems. Before coming to EARTH he was consultant in alternative development projects for coffee regions in Mexico (Chiapas and Puebla states). He worked as assistant researcher in the Tropical Agriculture Institute, Bonn University, Germany. He is member of the Latin-American net of aromatic and medicinal plants (RELIPLAM) since 2005, with an active participation on conference and international activities. Member of the scientific revising committee of the magazine Agronomía Colombiana, edited and published in the Agricultural Faculty, National University of Colombia since 2005. He received his M.S. (2004) and Ph.D. (2007) degree from the University of Bonn in Germany.