Dr. Juliana Jaramillo

Professional experience

Juliana Jaramillo is the global lead for regenerative agriculture at the Rainforest Alliance. Growing up on a coffee farm in Colombia, she learned at an early age of the challenges that producers of tropical commodities face. Jaramillo oversees the Rainforest Alliance’s global strategy for driving more regenerative agricultural practices and policies across its certification and landscape programs.
Prior to joining the Rainforest Alliance in 2019, Jaramillo worked for 17 years in academia and the public and private sectors, including Bayer Crop Science. Her work in sustainable agriculture, biodiversity conservation, and integrated pest management (IPM) has spanned multicultural settings across Latin America, Africa, and Europe. Jaramillo studied agronomic engineering at the University of Caldas in Colombia. From the University of Hannover in Germany, Jaramillo earned her Ph.D. in entomology, biological control, and IPM and her M.Sc. degree in entomology and phytopathology. In 2015, the Alejandro Ángel Escobar Foundation awarded Juliana with the environment and sustainable development prize for her research of semiochemicals in East African coffee landscapes.


2005 – 2008   PhD Entomology / biological control. Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany; summa cum laude

2002 – 2004   MSc Horticulture (Entomology/Phytopathology). LUH, Germany; summa cum laude

1995 – 2000   (Tropical) Agricultural Engineering. University of Caldas, Manizales, Colombia; honours


Atallah, S.S., Gómez, M.I., Jaramillo, J.  2017.  A Bioeconomic Model of Ecosystem Services Provision: Coffee Berry Borer and Shade-grown Coffee in Colombia.  Ecological Economics, 144   : 129-138   .


Njihia, T.N., Jaramillo, J., Murungi, L., Mwenda, D., Orindi, B., Poehling, H.M., Torto, B.  2014.  Spiroacetals in the colonization behaviour of the coffee berry borer: a ‘push-pull’ system.  PLoS ONE, 9 (11)   : e111316   .


Jaramillo, J.  2013.  Chapter 6 - Coffee under threat.  In: Thurston, R.T., Morris, J. & S. Steinman (eds.): A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, UK.   (Invited book chapter). 
Jaramillo, J., Setamou, M., Muchugu, E., Chabi-Olaye, A., Jaramillo, A., et al.  2013.  Climate Change or Urbanization? Impacts on a Traditional Coffee Production System in East Africa over the Last 80 Years.  PLoS ONE, 8 (1)   : e51815   .
Jaramillo, J., Torto, B., Mwenda, D., Troeger, A., Borgemeister, C., Poehling, H.M., Francke, W.  2013.  Coffee Berry Borer Joins Bark Beetles in Coffee Klatch.  PLoS ONE, 8 (9)   : e74277   .


Vega F.E., Davis, A,P., Jaramillo, J.  2012.  From forest to plantation? Obscure articles reveal alternative host plants for the coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 107   : 86-94   .


Jaramillo, J., Muchugu, E., Vega, F.E., Davis, A., Borgemeister, C., Chabi-Olaye, A.  2011.  Some like it hot: the influence and implications of climate change on coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei) and coffee production in East Africa.  PLoS ONE, 69 (9)   : e24528   .
Vega, F.F., Kramer M., Jaramillo, J.  2011.  Increasing Coffee Berry Borer (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) Female Density in Artificial Diet Decreases Fecundity.  Journal of Economic Entomology, 104   : 87-93   .


Jaramillo, J., Chabi-Olaye, C., Borgemeister, C.  2010.  Temperature dependent development and emergence pattern of Hypothenemus hampei from coffee berries.  Journal of Economic Entomology, 103   : 1159-1165   .


Jaramillo, J., & Vega, F.E.  2009.  Aphanogmus sp. (Hymenoptera: Ceraphronidae): a hyperparasitoid of the coffee berry borer parasitoid Prorops nasuta (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae) in Kenya.  Biocontrol Science and Technology, 19   : 113-116   .
Jaramillo, J., Chabi-Olaye, A., Kamonjo, C., Jaramillo, A., Vega, F.E., Poehling, H.M., Borgemeister C.  2009.  Thermal tolerance of the coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei: predictions of climate change impact on a tropical insect pest.  PLoS ONE, 4 (8)   : e6487   .
Jaramillo, J., Chabi-Olaye, A., Poehling, H-.M., Kamonjo, C., Borgemeister, C.  2009.  Where to sample? Ecological implications of sampling strata in determining abundance and impact of natural enemies of the coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei.  Biological Control, 49   : 245-253   .
Jaramillo, J., Chabi-Olaye, A., Poehling, H-.M., Kamonjo, C., Borgemeister, C.  2009.  Development of an improved laboratory production technique for the coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei, using fresh coffee berries.  Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 130   : 275-281   .
Jaramillo, J., Chapman, E.G., Vega, F.E., Harwood, J.D.  2009.  Molecular diagnosis of a previously unreported predator-prey association in coffee: the impact of Karnyothrips flavipes predation on the coffee berry borer.  Naturwissenschaften, 97   : 291-298   .
Vega, F.E., Infante, F., Castillo, A., Jaramillo, J.  2009.  The coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei: A short review, with recent findings and future research directions.  Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews, 2   : 129-147   .


Jaramillo, J., Borgemeister, C.  2006.  New bioassay method to assess the pathogenicity of Colombian strains of Metarhizium anisopliae (Metsch.) Sorokin and Paecilomyces sp. (Deuteromycotina: Hyphomycetes) against the subterranean burrower bug Cyrtomenus bergi Froeschner (Hemiptera: Cydnidae).  Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 91   : 57-60   .
Jaramillo, J., Borgemeister, C., Baker, P.  2006.  Coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): searching for sustainable control strategies (review article).  Bulletin of Entomological Research, 96   : 223-233   .
Jaramillo, J., Borgemeister, C., Bustillo, A.E.  2006.  Field superparasitism by Phymastichus coffea LaSalle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), parasitoid of the adult coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae).  Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 119   : 231-237   .


Jaramillo, J., Borgemeister, C., Ebssa, L., Gaigl, A., Tobón, R., Zimmermann, G.  2005.  Effect of combined applications of Metarhizium anisopliae (Metsch.) Sorokin (Deuteromycotina: Hyphomycetes) strain CIAT 224 and sub-doses of imidacloprid on the subterranean burrower bug Cyrtomenus bergi Froeschner (Hemiptera: Cydnidae).  Biological Control, 34   : 12-20   .
Jaramillo, J., Bustillo, A.E., Montoya, E.C., Borgemeister, C.  2005.  Biological control of the coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) by Phymastichus coffea LaSalle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) in Colombia.  Bulletin of Entomological Research, 95   : 1-6   .

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