Cristina Barber Alvarez-Buylla, Researcher in Ecological Restoration

Cristina Barber Alvarez-BuyllaCristina has a master in Forest and Nature Conservation from Wageningen University and a degree in Environmental Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at Boise State University.

Her research focuses on modeling second forest regeneration at the landscape scale to inform organizations’ restoration plans, such as the restoration being conducted by Pro Eco Azuero.

She has collaborated with the Bolivian Forest Research Institute and was an intern and later on a fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

Since 2018, she has performed research in collaboration with Pro Eco Azuero’s restoration projects, and is currently working with the foundation to capture socio-ecological dynamics related to restoration on Azuero.

In her free time, Cristina enjoys reading, hiking, drawing, and camping.