Gracia Andrea Pacheco


Research interests


I’m a doctoral researcher broadly interested social-ecological systems. More specifically, I’m interested in the governance systems that interact with the natural environment (oftentimes with mixed effects). I’m currently investigating the relationship between land tenure and environmental sustainability, and am particularly invested in finding patterns across the tropics.
In the past, I have also worked with governance of climate change mitigation mechanisms (Monitoring, reporting, and verification), as well as risk governance in drought contexts.

Short CV


  • Since 10/2017
    Doctoral researcher in the Macroecology and Society Group at iDiv
  • 2015–2017
    M.Sc. in Management and Conservation of Tropical Forests and Biodiversity at the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), Costa Rica
  • 2009–2013
    B.A. in International Development Studies at Houghton College, New York

Influence of land governance on global land-cover and biodiversity change


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A. Perino, H. M. Pereira, M. Felipe-Lucia, H. Kim, H. S. Kühl, M. R. Marselle, J. N. Meya, C. Meyer, L. M. Navarro, R. van Klink, G. Albert, C. D. Barratt, H. Bruelheide, Y. Cao, A. Chamoin, M. Darbi, M. Dornelas, N. Eisenhauer, F. Essl, N. Farwig, J. Förster, J. Freyhof, J. Geschke, F. Gottschall, C. Guerra, P. Haase, T. Hickler, U. Jacob, T. Kastner, L. Korell, I. Kühn, G. U. C. Lehmann, B. Lenzner, A. Marques, E. Motivans Švara, L. C. Quintero, A. Pacheco, A. Popp, J. Rouet-Leduc, F. Schnabel, J. Siebert, I. R. Staude, S. Trogisch, V. Švara, J.-C. Svenning, G. Pe'er, K. Raab, D. Rakosy, M. Vandewalle, A. S. Werner, C. Wirth, H. Xu, D. Yu, Y. Zinngrebe and A. Bonn

(2021): Biodiversity post-2020: Closing the gap between global targets and national-level implementation. Conservation Letters

Desvars-Larrive, A., E. Dervic, N. Haug, T. Niederkrotenthaler, J. Chen, A. Di Natale, J. Lasser, D. S. Gliga, A. Roux, J. Sorger, A. Chakraborty, A. Ten, A. Dervic, A. Pacheco, A. Jurczak, D. Cserjan, D. Lederhilger, D. Bulska, D. Berishaj, E. F. Tames, F. S. Álvarez, H. Takriti, J. Korbel, J. Reddish, J. Grzymała-Moszczyńska, J. Stangl, L. Hadziavdic, L. Stoeger, L. Gooriah, L. Geyrhofer, M. R. Ferreira, M. Bartoszek, R. Vierlinger, S. Holder, S. Haberfellner, V. Ahne, V. Reisch, V. D. P. Servedio, X. Chen, X. M. Pocasangre-Orellana, Z. Garncarek, D. Garcia, S. Thurner

(2020): A structured open dataset of government interventions in response to COVID-19. Scientific Data

McDonald, R. I., Mansur, A. V., ..., Pacheco, A., Pereira, H. M., Seto, K. C., Simkin, R., Walsh, B., Werner, A. S., Ziter, C.

(2019): Research gaps in knowledge of the impact of urban growth on biodiversity. Nature Sustainability
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