I study the territorial divergences of trans-national eco-regions in South America and the socio-economic factors that may explain differences in their human-natural systems. I am also interested in understanding the forces of land-use change in agricultural frontiers and how economic, conservation, or zoning policies can influence them now or in the future.
#socio-ecological land systems, #borders, #frontiers, #governance, #impacts, #trade-offs
Telecoupling of land use systems, Land governance, Land change trade-offs for ecosystem services and biodiversity , Land management systems, Land use and conflict
The development of sustainable regions requires an understanding of the land systems that supply the needs of nature and people. At the Open Science Meeting in Bern the Spanish land-use scientist and post-doc María Piquer-Rodríguez explains why the isolated view of disciplines does not correspond to the idea of sustainability – and why a holistic approach pays off.