María Fernanda_Manglares_CINVESTAV

María Fernanda Cepeda González

Biochemical Engineer and Doctor in Ecology and Sustainable Development from El Colegio de la Frontera Sur and certified coach of Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation, by Conservation Coaches Network. She has extensive experience in aquatic resource management, as well as strategic planning. She has served as a consultant with international organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, Rainforest Alliance, the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ) and the UNDP Small Grants Program and with other national organizations such as Kaxil Kiuic A. C. and CONABIO. Part of her work has focused on the application of scientific knowledge to the management and conservation of natural resources, through participatory processes at the level of the Yucatan Peninsula and the Gulf of Mexico. She has worked under the approach of integrated landscape management, linking academic work with civil society organizations and government institutions. At the scientific research level, she has also collaborated in ecological research with the University of Salamanca in the Department of Ecology.

What is her role in CORESCAM?

At CORESCAM, she will coordinate CINVESTAV activities within the project and will be in charge of spatial multitemporal analysis of extreme events in the Yucatan Peninsula and their effects on the structure and function of mangroves, as well as on bird biodiversity.

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