My work in coastal and marine social-ecological systems explores the dynamics of ecosystem change and its consequences for coastal communities. Currently I'm studying critical transitions and tipping points in the tropical mangroves of Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta in northern Colombia. By integrating geochemical sediment analysis and participatory research methods, I aim to identify signals of significant impacts from human activities in the ecosystem, and assess the irreversibility of the degradation process. The project combines paleo and local ecological knowledge to provide a robust understanding of ecosystem degradation throughout time, and its consequences for human development in the region.
M.Sc. Social Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development, Stockholm Resilience Centre. 2020
M.Sc. Biological Sciences, Universidad de los Andes. 2015
B.Sc. Biology, Universidad de los Andes. 2012