MOUNTAIN FUTURES

Ricardo Grau

Ricardo Grau is a Professor of Landscape Ecology at the National University of Tucumán, Argentina, and the Director of the Institute of Regional Ecology of Tucumán University. A member of the Scientific Steering Committee for the Global Land Programme since 2013, Professor Grau is interested in the patterns, drivers and ecological consequences of land use change, with a geographic focus on Latin America and the different ecosystems of subtropical Argentina. He has conducted research into land use efficiency, forest transition, rural migration, telecoupling of land use systems, land change trade-offs for ecosystem services and biodiversity, and land management systems. Professor Grau is also a Principal Researcher with the Argentine Research Council, and a member of the Science Leadership Council of the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI).

ECOSYSTEM RHYTHMS: UNDERSTANDING CHANGE

Due to elevation gradients, mountain ecosystems are governed by unique ecological rhythms; we need ...

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LAND SYSTEMS: MANAGING COMPLEXITY

Effective management of complex land systems in mountains requires synthesizing insights and knowled...

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ENHANCING LIVELIHOODS: ROLE OF GENDER AND LOCAL INSTITUTIONS

Capturing innovation for change also requires addressing the social, ecological, and economic factor...

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