Recent & Upcoming Talks

2021

Lineas y espirales

Invited talk to Javeriana University about my PhD research (in Spanish)

Resiliencia de sistemas alimentarios

Invited talk to the SARAS event on food system’s resilience

Comparison: a key to archetype discovery

Archetypes are two sides of the same coin. On one hand, they are patterns left on empirical data that suggest similar underlying …

2020

Detecting resilience loss in ecosystems

Ecosystems around the world are at risk of critical transitions due to increasing anthropogenic pressures and climate change. Yet, it …

Quantifying cascading effects in trade networks

This talk showcases the use of convergent cross mapping to detect teleconnections and potential cascading effects between resource …

2019

Cascading regime shifts mediated by water

Water is thought to be a key factor connecting ecosystems in far away places, trhough water flows both in the surface and the …

Uncertainty can help protect local commons in the face of climate change

Climate change is likely to trigger abrupt and potentially persistent changes in the structure and function of marine ecosystems. Such …

Inequality and the biosphere

Rising inequalities and accelerating global environmental change pose two of the most pressing challenges of the twenty-first century. …

Cooperation in the face of thresholds, risk, and uncertainty

Cooperation is thought to be a necessary condition to solve collective dilemmas such as climate change or the sustainable use of common …

Ecological apocalypse can also be a source of hope

Ecosystems world wide can shift from one configuration to another, a transition often referred to as regime shifts. Regime shifts are …

2018

Cascading effects of regime shifts: how terrestrial shift can be interconnected?

Regime shifts are large, abrupt and persistent critical transitions in the function and structure of systems. Yet it is largely unknown …

2017

Sustainability Science in Latin America: who is doing what?

Resilience and sustainability science have been vibrant areas of research worldwide. Concepts, theory and methods have developed within …

Operationalizing Resilience Analysis for Land System Archetypes

Climate change, financial shocks, and fluctuations in international trade are some of the reasons why the concept of resilience is …

Mapping Social Ecological Systems Archetypes

Achieving sustainable development goals requires targeting and monitoring sustainable solutions tailored to different social and …

Cascading effects of critical transitions in social-ecological systems

Critical transitions in nature and society are likely to occur more often and severe as humans increase they pressure on the world …