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Sofía López-Cubillos

Postdoctoral research fellow, The University of Queensland

Sofia is a biologist from Colombia who has worked and vonlunteered in different non-profit organizations. She holds a Phd in Environmental Management from the University of Queensland and a Masters in Conservation Biology from Macquarie University.

Her research interests are focused on assessing the trade-offs between agricultural production and biodiversity conservation using ecosystem services. By integrating benefit-cost data with systematic conservation planning she has explored how to prioritise the maintenance of ecosystem services at different scales (i.e., local – pollination, national – carbon sequestration and water supply) in agricultural landscapes. The main outcome is to provide a framework to support policy-makers and spatial planners.

Experience

  • 2016–2021
    PhD, University of Quensland

Education

  •  
    The University of Queensland, School of Earth and Environmental Science, COLCIENCIAS scholarship for doctoral studies and Research Training Program from the University of Queensland