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Gonzalo Cortés-Capano

Researcher and PhD candidate, University of Helsinki

I am currently doing my PhD in Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences at the HELICS lab, University of Helsinki. My thesis focuses on identifying appropriate strategies to promote private land conservation according to the preferences, motivations and needs of landowners, and to national institutional contexts. To do this I follow interdisciplinary approaches, combining methods from the natural and social sciences and working collaboratively with decision-makers, practitioners and landowners. My study area is Uruguay, where most of the territory is privately owned. In addition to my PhD, I work at Vida Silvestre Uruguay, a national conservation NGO, IUCN member. I am broadly interested in social-ecological systems, science-policy interface, governance and sustainability.