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M.Sc Karla Vergara


Freie Universität Berlin

Human - Environment Geography

PhD Candidate

Malteserstr. 74-100, Haus K
Room K 064
12249 Berlin

I am interested in exploring and understanding the complex connections between natural and social systems using an interdisciplinary approach known as socio-ecological systems. Specifically, I focus on studying transformation dynamics in the Andean-Amazonian and tropical areas, intending to support public policies for sustainable development in rural areas.

I completed my bachelor’s degree and Licenciatura in Geography and Environment at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). I pursued a master’s degree in the Global Change Geography program at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Over the past 11 years, I have actively engaged in research and projects related to rural development and climate change adaptation processes in the Peruvian Andes and transformation dynamics in the Peruvian Amazon.

Currently, I am focused on exploring transformation dynamics in the Amazon, mainly through analysing deforestation archetypes and network analysis that links forest cover data with local transformation processes. I am currently a research associate in the Human-Environment Interaction Modeling group at the Free University of Berlin, where I am working on a doctoral research proposal with the help of Prof. Dr. Maria Piquer-Rodriguez.