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.