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Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Biogeography

Dr. Maria Piquer-Rodriguez

 

 

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maria.piquer-rodriguez@geo.hu-berlin.de

 

Rudower Chaussee 16, Room 1'202

+49 (0)30 2093-6862

+49 (0)30 2093-6848

Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany

 

About me

I am an environmental Scientist by training (University of Almeria, Spain in 2003) and I hold a master on Geo-Information (Wageningen University, Netherlands in 2006). 

I am very interested in studing the future of natural habitats and how we, humans, transform them by means of our intensified activies. More specifically I am interested in modelling future land use changes and the effects on the connectivity of natural habitats under different scenarios.

 

Projects

Doctoral research project: "Future land use in the South American Chaco and its effects on biodiversity"

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

2012 - 2017

  Doctoral Researcher at the Biogeography Lab, HU. Berlin, Germany
July-Aug 2015   Research stay Stanford University and UC-Berkeley. California. US. (DAAD fellowship 57044996)

2010 - 2012

 

Research Assisstant at the Geomatics Lab, HU. Berlin, Gemany

2008 - 2010

 

GIS Analyst at the Urban Research Centre, Univ. Western Sydney. Australia

2004 - 2006

 

Msc. Geo-Information, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

2003 - 2004

  Research grant. Dept. Plant biology and ecology. Univ. Almeria, Spain

2001

 

Erasmus student, Univ. Glasgow. Scotland

1998 - 2003   Bsc. Environmental Sciences. Univ. Almeria, Spain

 

Selected Publications

2017: Fehlenberg, V., Baumann, M., Gasparri, N.I., Piquer-Rodríguez, M., Gavier Pizarro, G., Kuemmerle, T., (in press). The role of soybean expansion as underlying driver of deforestation in the South American Chaco. Global Environmental Change.

Baumann, M., Israel, C., Piquer-Rodríguez, M., Gavier Pizarro, G., Volante, J.N., Kuemmerle, T., (2017). Deforestation and cattle expansion in the Paraguayan Chaco 1987-2012. Regional Environmental Change. DOI:10.1007/s10113-017-1109-5

Kuemmerle, T., Altrichter, M., Baldi, G., Cabido, M., Camino, M., Cuellar, E., Cuellar, R.L., Decarre, J., Díaz, S., Gasparri, I., Gavier-Pizarro, G., Ginzburg, R., Giordano, A.J., Grau, H.R., Jobbágy, E., Leynaud, G., Macchi, L., Mastrangelo, M., Matteucci, S.D., Noss, A., Paruelo, J., Piquer-Rodríguez, M., Romero-Muñoz, A., Semper-Pascual, A., Thompson, J., Torrella, S., Torres, R., Volante, J.N., Yanosky, A., Zak, M., 2017. Forest conservation: Remember Gran Chaco. Science 355, 465-465.

Nolte, C., Gobbi, B., Le Polain de Waroux, Y., Piquer-Rodríguez, M., Butsic, V., Lambin, E.F., 2017. Decentralized land use zoning reduces large-scale deforestation in a major agricultural frontier. Ecological Economics 136, 30-40.

 

2016: Baumann, M.; Piquer-Rodríguez, M.; Fehlenberg, V.; Gavier Pizarro, G.; Kuemmerle, T. 2016. Land-use competition in the South-American Chaco. In: Niewhöner, J. (et al) (eds): Land Use Competition: Ecological, Economics and Social Perspectives. pp-215-229. Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-33628-2_13

Baumann, M., Gasparri, I., Piquer-Rodríguez, M., Gavier Pizarro, G., Griffiths, P., Hostert, P. and Kuemmerle, T. (2016), Carbon emissions from agricultural expansion and intensification in the Chaco. Glob Change Biol. doi:10.1111/gcb.13521

 

2015: Piquer-Rodríguez, M. et al. Effects of past and future land conversions on forest connectivity in the Argentine Chaco. Landscape Ecology 2015 (DOI 10.1007/s10980-014-0147-3). Link to poster at the IBS conference 2015.

Bragina EV, Ives AR, Pidgeon AM, Kuemmerle T, Baskin LM, Gubar YP, Piquer-Rodríguez M, Keuler NS, Petrosyan VG, Radeloff VC (2015) Rapid declines of large mammal populations after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Conservation Biology 29, 844–853. Featured in ScienceBBC news and ConservationBytes.

 

2014: Gavier Pizarro, G; Calamari, N; Piquer-Rodríguez, M; Kuemmerle, T. 2014. Scenario analysis applied to landscape planning (El método de construcción de escenarios aplicado al ordenamiento territorial). In:  Paruelo JM, Jobbágy EG, Laterra P, Dieguez H, García Collazo, MA y Panizza, A (eds): Landscape Planning: Conceps, Methods and experiences.(Ordenamiento Territorial: Conceptos, Metodologías y Experiencias). FAO / MAG/ UBA 2014, pp. 217-240.ISBN 978-92-5-308619-1

 

2012:  Piquer-Rodríguez, M. et al. Future land use effects on the connectivity of protected area networks in Southeastern Spain. Journal for Nature Conservation (20) 2012: 326-336.