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I am interested in different aspects of socio-ecological systems, including land use change, ecosystem services and environmental impact. I mostly do synthesis research, through integrative data analysis from a system dynamics perspective. Currently I'm doing a PhD studying the interplay between local and distant drivers of large scale natural land cover change along the ecoregions of South America
Deforestation continues at rapid rates despite global conservation efforts. Evidence suggests that governance may play a critical role in influencing deforestation, and while a number of studies have demonstrated a clear relationship between national-level governance and deforestation, much remains to be known about the relative importance of subna...
Archetype analysis is a promising approach in sustainability science to identify patterns and explain mechanisms shaping the sustainability of social-ecological systems. Although considerable efforts have been devoted to developing quality standards and methodological advances for archetype analysis, archetype validation remains a major challenge....
Humans place strong pressure on land and have modified around 75% of Earth’s terrestrial surface. In this context, ecoregions and biomes, merely defined on the basis of their biophysical features, are incomplete characterizations of the territory. Land system science requires classification schemes that incorporate both social and biophysical dimen...
As the scientific environment is hierarchical and meritocratic, greater dedication will lead to higher performance. Consequently, scientists with caregiving responsibilities will suffer downfalls in performance. Caregivers are mainly women so their career is more affected than their male counterparts’. Based on a self-perception survey among Argent...
The landscape configuration of socio-ecological land systems results from the interaction between the environmental conditions (relatively homogeneous within ecoregions) and country-level management and land-use decisions. However, social, land-use and sustainability research disciplines often study each independently. We used Euclidean distance an...
The interactions between climate and land-use change are dictating the distribution of flora and fauna and reshuffling biotic community composition around the world. Tropical mountains are particularly sensitive because they often have a high human population density, a long history of agriculture, range-restricted species, and high-beta diversity...
This Project aims at describing land-use/cover changes in Latin America (LA) in the most complete and detailed way for the 21st century (2001-2020). It relates these changes to global and regional drivers of change (e.g., commodity markets, population) and explores the consequences of these processes on the efficiency of territorial use (i.e., compatibility and stability of agricultural production, biodiversity conservation and biomass preservation) in the different ecoregions of Latin America).
This project aims at understanding the inter-relations of land-use change and territorial characteristic of nations and eco-regions of South-America. This is part of an institutional project with title "Globalization and land use in Latin America". PI: Prof. Ricardo Grau 2017-2020.