Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Biogeography

Olivia del Giorgio






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I am a human geographer and land use scientist, with a background in ecology. My work examines the dynamics of land control, dispossession and displacement, and land-use change in regions experiencing the expansion of large-scale, commodity agriculture. Motivated by my interests in environmental and social justice, humanitarian mapping, and agrarian reform, the focus of my PhD research is to investigate the drivers and social-ecological repercussions of land control changes in agricultural frontiers of the South-American Gran Chaco. To do so, I am combining remote sensing and GIS with political ecology and ethnographic methods.