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Dr. Alma Mendoza



Alma Mendoza is a Biologist from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and holds master’s degree in Biological Sciences from that same university. Additionally, she completed a master’s degree in Conservation and Management of Species in an International Treaty (CITES) from the International University of Andalusia and a PhD in Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Edinburgh. After her PhD, she won the Colosio’s fellowship for being a postdoc at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). Subsequently, she was a postdoc at the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Change of UNAM. She has worked as a UNEP consultant in different projects for Latin America. Currently, she is doing a postdoc at the National Institute of Ecology (INECOL) and Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) after winning a Future earth Pathways Postdoctoral Grant. Besides, she has been a lecturer in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in biological sciences and sustainability sciences. Her areas of specialization are land use/cover change models, contextualization of socioeconomic and climate change scenarios at different scales, and the spatial assessment of land use/cover change effects on biodiversity. Alma is very committed to the research on analysing and proposing alternatives to decrease the impacts of land use change on local biodiversity. Furthermore, she is very interested in the history and philosophy of sciences.