Russell J. deLucia is President of Meta Systems Inc., in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has worked on renewable energy surveys, and other issues related to rural and renewable energy planning, in Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Peru, Philippines and Thailand. He has written widely on the subject and is the author, with H. D. Jacoby and others, of the recent book "Energy Planning for Developing Countries: a study for Bangladesh".
Amulya Kumar N. Reddy is Professor in the Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, and Convenor of the Centre for the Application of Science and Technology to Rural Areas (ASTRA), at the Indian Institute of Science, in addition he is Secretary, Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology. At the time of preparing this paper he was also Senior Visiting Research Scientist at the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, Princenton University. He has very wide experience with energy studies in developing countries, ranging from policy issues to the very intensive, detailed studies of individual villages that he and his colleagues at ASTRA have carried out in South India.
William B. Morgan is Professor of Geography at King's College, University of London. He is the author, with Roland Moss, of the book "Fuelwood and Rural Energy Production and Supply in the Humid Tropics". He has had extensive experience with wood fuel studies in western Africa, especially in Nigeria where he has been serving as consultant to the University of Ife/United Nations University Rural Energy Systems Project covering three urban areas and their rural hinterlands in the southwest of the country.
David Brokensha is Professor of Anthropology, and Director of the Social Process Research Institute, at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has studied wood fuel problems in Kenya and Tanzania, and was one of the principal contributors to the USAID review study "The Socio-economic Context of Fuelwood Use in Small Rural Communities".
Alfonso Peter Castro is an advanced graduate student at the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and was also a contributor to "The Socio-economic Context of Fuelwood Use in Small Rural Communities". He is familiar with the fuelwood situation in Central America, and is now engaged in field work in central Kenya.
Howard S. Geller at the time of writing this paper was with the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy in Washington, D.C. Earlier he spent fourteen months evaluating the performance of fuelwood cookstoves as a Fulbright scholar at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India.
Gautam S. Dutt is a member of the research staff at the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Princeton University. He has been investigating energy technologies for rural areas of developing countries, including field analyses of cookstoves in India in 1978 and Upper Volta in 1980.