University of Toronto / Universidad Estatal Amazónica
Ph.D. Student / Lecturer
Conscious of the need of a transformation in the Ecuadorian economic production matrix, which will change the current matrix of mainly primary natural resources exploitation towards a green economy productive matrix. I have been involved in rural development advising, improving agroecological systems from indigenous and rural communities. That lead me to explore cutting edge ways of managing the natural resources that Ecuador has to offer. In that quest, I have been working with native silvicultural plantations, soil properties, and invertebrate bioindicators. That is why my interests are focused on non-timber forest products that contribute to climate change mitigation, and also in bioindicators that assess the fitness of new ideas, as biochar, for the Amazon. I believe that in finding explanations for this issues we will generate viable alternatives not only for the tropical regions but for all the regions where those principles can be applied.