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.

Funding: COLCIENCIAS
Advisors: Dr Eve McDonald-Madden, Dr Margaret Mayfield

Project members

Sofia Lopez Cubillos

Sofia Lopez Cubillos

PhD candidate