PhD Natural Resources Management
I received a bachelor’s degree in Biology by the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC), Argentina and a PhD in Natural Resources Management by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Between 2009 and 2010 I conducted postdoctoral research at the Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental (CIGA) at UNAM; one of the most renowed research centers in Latin America in Environmental Geography. The current Director of CIGA is Dr. Gerardo Bocco. My interest is on spatial modeling of natural resources potential, with emphasis in wood-energy, and within the broader area of energy security for the poor. In particular, my research interests are a) spatial assessment of the environmental impacts of fuelwood extraction and charcoal production under traditional or low-tech patterns; b) woodfuels supply/demand scenarios by means of prospective landscape simulations; and c) spatial analysis and modeling of bioenergy potentials.