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Our small North American team concentrate on business development, selling and promoting our publishing products, and supporting our North American customers.


CABI has three staff members in its team based in the USA. They are:

  • Kirk Shirley, Head of Strategic Partnerships, the Americas
  • Hope Jansen, Head of Sales, the Americas
  • Merle Adelson, Sales Operations Executive

Contact us


200 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA

T: +1 (617) 682 9015

Centre staff

Merle Adelson

Sales Operations Executive, USA and South America

Kirk Shirley

Head of Strategic Partnerships, the Americas

Hope Jansen

Head of Sales, the Americas

Juan Carlos Silva

Regional Sales Manager, Central America and Peru

Centre News & Blogs


Changing minds, empowering women as part of the GRAST validation workshop

22nd November 2022

Safer Spices: Improving quality and market access for peppercorn in Vietnam, Lao PDR, and Cambodia

21st November 2022

COP27: helping farmers adapt to climate change

16th November 2022

New documentary charts restoration of Redonda Island from ‘lunar landscape’ to ecological tropical paradise

15th November 2022

Related projects

CABI Project
Stemming the spread of Russian olive

Russian olive is a significant invasive weed in North America but is perceived as a useful and attractive tree by some stakeholders. It is especially a problem in western parts of the USA where it affects many natural habitats, altering the ecosystem and its functions. Biological control is a useful approach in such circumstances because scientists can look for natural enemies that damage reproduction, and thus future spread, without damaging established trees.

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