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Fires and Forest Loss in the Colombian Amazon

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 12:25pm to 1:15pm

Uris Hall, G08 109 Tower Rd, Ithaca, NY 14853

Dr. Dolors Armenteras will present her analysis of the patterns and impacts of forest degradation in the Colombian Amazon for more than 20 years. Her presentation will share insights and updates from the remote sensing of forest dynamics and land use patterns following the 2016 peace process in Colombia. 

About the Speaker

Dr. Dolors Armenteras is a geographer and biodiversity conservation expert. She is a biologist from the Universitat de Barcelona, holds an MSc in Environmental Forestry from the University of Wales, and a PhD in Geography from King’s College London, UK. Most of her scientific and research work has been developed over the last 20 years in Colombia.

She is currently a Professor of Landscape Ecology at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Before that, she worked in the environmental sector, where she developed the first integrated spatial geographic information system for monitoring Colombian ecosystems and biodiversity in the early 2000s and coordinated the first ecosystem services assessment undertaken in Colombia in 2005. Her experience and knowledge of tropical ecology include work on fire ecology, biodiversity conservation, deforestation, land use changes, and sustainability scenarios.

Co-Sponsors: Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Department of Natural Resources, Einaudi Center

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