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.
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Telecoupling of land use systems, Land governance, Land change trade-offs for ecosystem services and biodiversity , Land management systems, Land use and conflict
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.
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.
Abstracts invited for a session at the XVI Congreso Nacional de la AEET: “La Ecología en una biosfera humanizada”, which will take place from 16-20 October 2023 at Universidad de Almería (UAL), Almería, Spain. Deadline: 17 April 2023
A new paper in Landscape Ecology examined how studying the Covid-19 pandemic's severe impacts on land users and landscapes around the world allow a better understanding of how global shocks, cascading disruptions, and reconnections influence contemporary land systems. The paper grew out of a collaboration between multiple GLP Working Groups.