University of Costa Rica
I am currently a professor at the School of Geography, University of Costa Rica. I teach courses focusing on human-environment interactions broadly. I am also a Geography PhD candidate at Indiana University. Thematically, I specialize in the socio-cultural dimensions of land use decision-making and, broadly, the relationships between land use management strategies and the provision ecosystem services in multi-functional landscapes. My current research focuses on how between cognitive, valuative and structural factors influence land use practices that impact the provision of key ecosystem services within a recently designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. I also hold a Master's degree also in Geography from the University of Miami, and in which I investigated spatio-temporal forest transitions in protected area buffer zone in Costa Rica as well as lanscape structure change dynamics within a biological corridor also in Costa Rica.