Researcher biography

Sofía is a biologist and holds a PhD in environmental management from the University of Queensland. Her research interests are focused on assessing the trade-offs between agricultural production and biodiversity conservation using ecosystem services. By integrating benefit-cost data with systematic conservation planning she has explored how to prioritise the maintenance of ecosystem services at different scales (i.e., local – pollination, national – carbon sequestration and water supply) in agricultural landscapes. The main outcome of her research is to provide frameworks to support policy-makers and spatial planners. She joined the Rhodes Sustainable Landscapes Group in 2021 to explore how flows of ecosystem services derived from global trade can have consequences on local ecosystem services.