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Gonzalo Cortés-Capano

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Helsinki

Gonzalo is an interdisciplinary conservation scientist with a PhD in Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences at the University of Helsinki, Finland (2021). He is mainly interested in geography, social-ecological systems, people-nature relations, stewardship, science-policy interfaces, sustainability and philosophy. In his research he follows critical interdisciplinary approaches, combining theories and methods from the natural and social sciences, working collaboratively with different stakeholders at different scales. He is currently working as a post-doctoral researcher in the project "Quantifying the global patterns and trends of the illegal wildlife trade: from artificial intelligence to financial market analysis". Previously, he worked at the Universidad de la República (Uruguay) and in at Vida Silvestre Uruguay, a national conservation NGO IUCN member. Over the years, he intergated and coordinated different interdisciplinary teams to help inform the design and implementation of different on-the-ground conservation initiatives to foster landowners' environmental stewardship and collaboration according to their values, motivations and needs