Cristian Echeverria

Forest Engineer, M.Sc. (Universidad Austral de Chile)
M.Phil., Ph.D. (University of Cambridge, UK)
Full Professor
Director of
Landscape Ecology Lab
Foresta Nativa Initiative
Faculty of Forest Sciences
University of Concepción

Postal address:
Victoria 631, Barrio Universitario
Twitter @cristian_Eche7


"Mas allá de la deforestación: restauración ecológica de bosques nativos en el Parque Nacional Nonguen, Chile", written by C. Echeverria, P.Gatica, S. Román, A. Bordeu, C. Espinoza.

(Beyond deforestation: ecological restoration of native forests in Nonguen National Park, Chile)

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Research topics:

  • Cause and impacts of land use and cover change
  • Assessment and spatial modelling of ecosystem services
  • Planning and assessment for biodiversity conservation
  • Restoration of ecosystem and landscape
  • Landscape sustainability science

I'm focused on:

  • evaluating and implementing conservation actions of threatened species through multi-scale approaches,
  • assessing the impacts of land use change on multiple ecosystem services and forest biodiversity,
  • restoring degraded ecosystems in south-central Chile,
  • researching landscape restoration and planning through integrated approaches and landscape sustainability science, and
  • modeling landscape scenarios using spatial databases and GIS tools to understand potential impacts of global change.

Other affiliations:

  • Vice-president for International Association for Landscape Ecology - global 2017-2021 and 2021-2025 (IALE)
  • Associate Researcher for Millennium Nucleus Center for the Socioeconomic Impact of Environmental Policies (CESIEP)
  • Tree specialist for IUCN Species Survival Commission

Editor for scientific journals/book:

  • Landscape Ecology- associate editor
  • Perspective in Ecology and Conservation- editorial board
  • Socio-ecological Practice Research - editorial board
  • Bosque - editorial board
  • Springer Landscape Series- Editor-in-Chief


  • Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)
  • Iberoamerican and Caribbean Society of Ecological Restoration (SIACRE)
  • Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)