Gracia Andrea Pacheco
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.
- Since 10/2017
Doctoral researcher in the Macroecology and Society Group at iDiv
M.Sc. in Management and Conservation of Tropical Forests and Biodiversity at the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), Costa Rica
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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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 3, 16-24 *