Researcher biography

Jaramar is currently supporting climate-smart mangrove restoration actions in different countries including Mexico, Fiji, Madagascar and Colombia as part of a partnership with the WWF-US Oceans Program. In her research, she integrates spatial analysis, decision science, and theories that explain people’s values and perceptions of nature to identify where and what conservation actions to apply in the landscape that ensure biodiversity conservation goals as well as benefits to people. In her PhD at The University of Queensland, her research developed a framework to prioritise restoration interventions to ensure equitable distribution of ecosystem service benefits to people. She applied this framework in case studies in Australia and Nepal. Jaramar’s previous research experience also involves understanding the effects of environmental degradation in the livelihoods of indigenous people in North Mexico. In her free time, she likes attending concerts and theatre performances; she enjoys having a very active lifestyle and loves exploring nature.