I’m a geographer interested in geographic information science (GIS), remote sensing, and landscape ecology applied to conservation. My research focuses on climate and land cover change impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity through the lens of geospatial analysis, with the objective of supporting conservation planning and ecosystems management.
Before joining the Graduate School of Geography, I worked at Clark Labs (ClarkLabs.org) developing methods to facilitate the analysis and modeling of changes in climate and land cover, which are implemented within the IDRISI/Terrset software. I also worked as consultant to assess IFC PS-6 standards on biodiversity offsets and providing capacity building through training workshops in North America, South America, and Europe.
I’m currently the organizer of the Central Massachusetts chapter of the Society of Conservation GIS, bringing together local students and practitioners interested in the applications of spatial analysis to conservation.
I hold a Ph.D. and M.A. in Geography from Clark University and a B.Sc./M.Sc. in Biology from Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina.