Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Biogeography

Dr. María Vallejos

 

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maria.vallejos@geo.hu-berlin.de

 

Rudower Chaussee 16, Room 2'228

 

 

Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany

 

María Vallejos

Curriculum Vitae

 

Since 2022 Posdoctoral Researcher, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Geography Department. Berlin, Germany
2019 – 2022 Posdoctoral Researcher, Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria (INIA). Sustainability Department. La Estanzuela, Colonia, Uruguay
2016 - 2017 Invited Researcher, Universidad de Granada, Departament of Botany, Spain
2011 - 2016 PhD, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Agronomía, Argentina
2002 - 2007 Bsc, Agricultural Engeneer, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Agronomía, Argentina

About me

 

I am an ecologist working in conservation sciences. My work is based on the sustainable management of ecosystems using ground data, GIS, and remote sensing tools. Throughout my scientific career I have focused on the problems associated with agricultural expansion and land use changes. During my PhD I studied the land use changes dynamics in the South American Chaco, its consequences in the social-ecological configuration, and the impact in the most vulnerable communities against forest loss. My research contributes to more tailored, and thus more effective land-use policies for the natural resources management and for a more equitable distribution of the benefits and harms of land-use changes among different stakeholders.

I am now working as postdoctoral researcher in the conservation Biogeography Lab, with the aim of developing concepts and methods to better characterize the spatial and temporal dynamics of socio-ecological systems in regions undergoing rapid land-use change. I will characterize the social-ecological heterogeneity and complexity in the Argentine Chaco to develop a spatial template for sustainability planning. I will empirically study the relationship between social poverty and environmental degradation in the Argentine Chaco. By last, I will analyse and compare how different stakeholders react to conservation policies in different environmental and political contexts.

 

Selected Publications 

 

2022

Baeza, S.; E. Vélez-Martin; D. De Abelleyra; S. Banchero; F. Gallego; J. Schirmbeck; S. Veron; Vallejos; E. Weber; M. Oyarzabal; A. Barbieri; M. Petek; M. Guerra Lara; S. Sarrailhé; G. Baldi; C. Bagnato; L. Bruzzone; S. Ramos & H. Hasenack. 2022. Two decades of land cover mapping in the Río de la Plata grassland region: The MapBiomas Pampa initiative. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, 28: 100834. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsase.2022.100834

Leadley, P.; A. Gonzalez; C. B. Krug; M. C. Londoño-Murcia; K. L. Millette; D.Obura; A. Radulovici; A. Rankovic; L. Shannon; E. Archer; F. A. Armah; N. Bax; K.Chaudhari; M. J. Costello; L. M. Davalos; F. de Oliveira Roque; F. DeClerck; L. E.Dee; F. Essl; S. Ferrier; P. Genovesi; M. R. Guariguata; S. Hashimoto; C. I.Speranza; F. Isbell; M. Kok; S. D. Lavery; D. Leclère; R. Loyola; S. Lwasa; M. McGeoch; A. S. Mori; E. Nicholson; J. M. Ochoa; K. Öllerer; S. Polasky; C. Rondinini; S. Schroer; O. Selomane; X. Shen; B. Strassburg; R. Sumaila; D. P.Tittensor; E. Turak; L. Urbina; Vallejos; E. Vázquez-Domínguez; P. H. Verburg; P. Visconti; S. Woodley& J. Xu . 2022. Achieving global biodiversity goals by 2050 requires urgent and integrated actions. One Earth, 5(6):597-603. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2022.05.009

Zarbá, L.; M. Piquer-Rodríguez; S. Boillat; C. Levers; I.N. Gasparri; M.T. Aide; N.L. Álvarez-Berríos; L.O. Anderson; E. Aráoz; E. Arima; M. Batistella; M. Calderón-Loor; C. Echeverría; M. Gonzalez-Roglich; E. Jobbágy; S. Mathez-Stiefel; C. Ramirez-Reyes; A. Pacheco; Vallejos; K.R. Young & H.R. Grau. 2022. Mapping and characterizing of Social Ecological Land Systems of South America. Ecology & Society. 27(2): 27 http://doi.org/10.5751/ES-13066-270227

Pacheco-Romero, M.; Vallejos; J.M. Paruelo; D. Alcaraz-Segura.; T. Torres-García; M.J. Salinas-Bonillo. & J. Cabello. 2022. A data-driven methodological routine to identify key indicators for social-ecological system archetype mapping. 2022. Environmental Research Letters, 17 045019. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac5ded

Vallejos, M. & Blumetto, O. “La Biodiversidad: Un asunto impostergable”. Revista INIA N° 68. March 2022. https://bit.ly/3jcTdCl

2021

Vallejos, M.*; G. Camba Sans; S. Aguiar; M. Mastrángelo & J.M. Paruelo. 2021. The law is spider's web: An assessment of illegal deforestation in the Argentine Dry Chaco ten years after the enactment of the “Forest Law”. Environmental Development, 38:100611. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envdev.2021.100611

Vaz, A.S.; O. Selomane; L. Jones; A.S. Goasal; G. Ziv; F. Muller-Karger; E. Montes & Vallejos. 2021. The journey to monitoring ecosystem services: Are we there yet? Ecosystem Services, 50:101313. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2021.101313

Faingerch, M; Vallejos; M. Texeira & M. Mastrángelo. 2021. Land privatization and deforestation in a commodity production frontier. Conservation Letters, 14(4):e12794. https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12794

2020

Vallejos, M.*; M. Faingerch; D. Blum; M. Mastrángelo. 2020. “Winners” and “losers” from Land Use Changes in the Argentine Chaco. Landscape Research, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/01426397.2020.1808965

Pacheco-Romero, M.; D. Alcaraz-Segura; Vallejos & J. Cabello. 2020. An expert-based reference list of variables to characterize and monitor social-ecological systems. Ecology & Society, 25(3):1. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-11676-250301

Vallejos, M.*; Aguiar; G. Baldi, F. Gallego, M. Mastrángelo; D. Alcaraz-Segura; J.M. Paruelo. 2019. Social-Ecological Functional Types: Connecting People and Ecosystems in the Argentine Chaco. Ecosystems, 23:471–484. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-019-00415-4

Auer, A; J. Von Below; L. Nahuelhual; M. Mastrangelo; A. Gonzalez; M. Gluch; Vallejos; L. Staiano; P. Laterra & J.M. Paruelo. 2020. The role of social capital and collective actions in natural capital conservation and management. Environmental Science and Policy, 107:168-178. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2020.02.024

2019

Laterra, P.; L. Nahuelhual; Vallejos; J.C. Villegas Palacio; L. Berrouet; N.N. Abaleron; E. Arroyo Pérez; P. Barral; L. Enrico; C. Jiménez Sierra; C.P. López-Gómez; K. Mejía; P. Meli; M. I. Ramirez; A. Rincón Ruíz; D. Salas; N. Salazar; J. Špirić; C. Villegas-Palacio. 2019. Linking socio-ecological inequality and ecosystem service dynamics in Latin-America. Ecosystem Services, 36: 100875. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2018.12.001

2018

Van Oudenhoven, A.; M. Schröter; E.G. Drakou; I.R. Geijzendorffer; S. Jacobs; P. M. van Bodegom; L. Chazee; B. Czúcz; K. Grunewald; A. I Lillebø; L. Mononen; A. J.A. Nogueira; M. Pacheco-Romero; C. Perennou; R.P. Remme; S. Rova; R.U. Syrbe; J.A. Tratalos; Vallejos; C. Albert . 2018. Key criteria for developing ecosystem service indicators to inform decision making. Ecological Indicators, 95 (1):417-426. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.06.020

Aguiar, S; M.E. Mastrángelo; M.A. García-Collazo; G. Camba-Sans; C.E. Mosso; L. Ciuffoli; M. Schmidt; Vallejos; L. Langbehn; D. Cáceres; G. Merlinsky; J.M. Paruelo; L. Seghezzo; L. Staiano; M. Texeira; J.N. Volante & S. Verón. 2018. ¿Cuál es la situación de la Ley de Bosques en la Región Chaqueña a diez años de su sanción? Revisando su pasado para discutir su futuro. Ecología Austral, 28:400-417. http://ojs.ecologiaaustral.com.ar/index.php/Ecologia_Austral/article/view/677

Camba-Sans, G.H., S. Aguiar; Vallejos & J.M. Paruelo. 2018. Assessing the effectiveness of a land zoning policy in the Dry Chaco. The Case of Santiago del Estero, Argentina. Land Use Policy, 70: 313-318. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.10.046

Vallejos, M.; M. Mastrángelo & J.M. Paruelo. “Chaco y Deforestación: ¿Se puede producir y conservar?” Revista Aves Argentinas 50:20-25. Dec 2017. https://bit.ly/2VMnf4c

 

A complete list of my publications can be found here.