Optimization of pollination services and conservation of forests in agricultural landscapes. Decreasing agricultural expansion
My research is based on the ground that pollinators’ diversity is rapidly declining and one of the main factors is agriculture expansion. My project I will apply optimization models to understand the optimal expansion of agricultural lands and the conservation of pollinators in the wild. Additionally, I will explore how are the negotiations for conserving natural areas between different stakeholders in heterogeneous agricultural landscapes.
Advisors: Dr Eve McDonald-Madden, Dr Margaret Mayfield