Initially motivated by an intuition and attraction to nature, Alvaro studied forestry engineering in Santiago, Chile, where he developed his interest in naturalism, rural landscape and sustainable land management. During his work experience he has been involved in ecosystem and wildlife conservation projects, learning about their relationship with local cultural and economic activities, as well as socio-environmental conflicts. As a result, he has developed a socio ecological vision, with an interest also in political ecology and common resources. In his current research, he approaches to fire risk management as a collective action problem, and from there, he studies how bottom-up strategies can be proposed to increase the fire resilience of WUI communities.
The role of the community’s social fabric and local governance in fire risk management in WUI areas around Barcelona
Skills and Abilities
Writing | Interdisciplinary team work | Territorial analysis through GIS & mapping
MSc in Ecology, Environmental Management and Restoration in University of Barcelona
Forest engineering in Pontifical Catholic University of Chile