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
Co-director
Foresta Nativa Initiative
Faculty of Forest Sciences
University of Concepción

Postal address:
Victoria 631, Barrio Universitario
Concepción

cristian.echeverria@udec.cl
Twitter @cristian_Eche7



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:


  • Associate Researcher for Millennium Nucleus Center for the Socioeconomic Impact of Environmental Policies (CESIEP)
  • Vice-president for International Association for Landscape Ecology - global 2017-2021 and 2021-2025 (IALE)
  • 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
  • Springer Landscape Series Editor-in-Chief



Membership:


  • Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)
  • Iberoamerican and Caribbean Society of Ecological Restoration (SIACRE)
  • International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE)




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