Graduate Students

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  • Leonardo Calzada
  • Advisor: Laura Schneider
  • Degree: Ph.D.
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  • Research Interests: tropical dry forests, land change science, political ecology



I am interested in how interdisciplinary approaches such as political ecology and land use science can address human-environmental dynamics. In particular, I seek to understand the historical and current forest transition driven by the combination of policies, land management, asymmetric power relations between actors, biophysical aspects and socioeconomic models in southern Mexico.

Previous Degrees:

  • M. Sc, Master in Biological Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
  • Bachelor’s in biology, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico