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 (
Faculty of Forest Sciences
University of Concepción

Postal address:
Victoria 631, Barrio Universitario
Twitter @cristian_Eche7

Research topics:

  • Landscape ecology
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Ecosystem and landscape restoration

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:

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

Associate editor for scientific journals/book:

  • Landscape Ecology
  • Perspective in Ecology and Conservation
  • Socio-ecological Practice Research
  • Bosque
  • Landscape Series Editor for Springer


  • Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)
  • Iberoamerican and Caribbean Society of Ecological Restoration (SIACRE)