PhD Candidate (UI); Researcher and Profesor (MVI)
University of Idaho (UI); Monteverde Institute (MVI)
My research focus on the analysis of governance and decentralization of conservation approaches (e.g., protected areas, payments for ecosystem services, biological corridors) and the impacts of drivers of land use on environmental and socioeconomic outcomes. I am also interested in impact evaluation of environmental policies. I try answering my question using a mixed-methods approach for scientific inquiry by integrating remote sensing, spatial econometrics, and interviews to explore the effects of policy instruments and governance aimed at understanding drivers of change as well as socioeconomic and environmental outcomes.