Dr Jaramar Villarreal-Rosas is an interdisciplinary conservation scientist trained in socio-ecological systems, ecology, and sustainability. Jaramar’s research finds conservation and management solutions that deliver positive outcomes for people and nature on-the-ground. To achieve this, her research integrates principles and tools from decision science, spatial analysis and modelling, social science, policy, and ecology. She engages directly with local and international partners including NGOs, government representatives, research institutions, the community, and Indigenous Peoples.
She has worked in both terrestrial and coastal environments. In previous projects she assessed the distribution of fresh-water ecosystem services amongst different communities from forest restoration projects in Australia and Nepal. Currently, she is supporting mangrove restoration projects in Latin America in collaboration with WWF, an internationally known non-governmental conservation organization.