Latin America Nodal Office

Instituto de Ecología Regional (IER)

+54 381 4255174

Universidad Nacional de Tucumán – CONICET
CC 34
4107 Yerba Buena Tucumán

Focus on: Latin American land use change in relation to globalization; environmental services in land use frontiers and transitional zone; land use efficiency and conflicts.
The nodal office is hosted by the Instituto de Ecologia Regional (UNT_CONICET)
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December 5, 2023

A new study in Biological Conservation examines records of international conservation funding to South American major deforestation regions, which reveals a shift towards prioritizing remote areas with high carbon storage over those with high species richness, a strong interest in the Amazon, and varied interests of bilateral donors comparing to multilateral donors. 

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September 11, 2023

Alma Mendoza (pictured here) has started work as a postdoctoral researcher with María Piquer-Rodríguez and Martha Bonilla Moheno on a project to identify the main characteristics that underlie the patterns and dynamics of the Social-Ecological Land Systems (SELS) in Mexico.

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July 13, 2023

On 28 June the GLP Socio-Ecological Land Systems in Latin America Working Group and the GLP Nodal Office for Latin America presented the newly-created Network of Andean Social-Ecological Observatories (funded by the ESA-Future Earth Joint Program), that integrates the social-ecological monitoring efforts of the region. The webinar recording and presenters' slides are now available.

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March 21, 2023

A new paper in Conservation draws from over 70 local interviews with stakeholders in Brazil to assess the role that relational values can play as a “deep” leverage point for a land-use transition in the Amazon.

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