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Charlotte Gonzalez-Abraham

Postdoctoral Fellow in Ecology, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste

Residency: October 2019 – October 2020

Research Project: Resilience of Mexican Farming Systems to Climate Change. The food, agriculture, biodiversity, land use and energy pathways initiative in Mexico.

Research Interests: The spatial and temporal interrelationship between land use and ecological systems with an emphasis on farming systems.

Biography

Charlotte Gonzalez-Abraham is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the U.S. Mexican Studies at UC San Diego in collaboration with the Liu Institute at the University of British Columbia. She is developing her research on Mexican agricultural systems and climate change.

Gonzalez-Abraham has a master degree from the University of Wisconsin and holds a Ph.D. from Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste (CIBNOR) in Mexico. During her Ph.D. dissertation, she analyzed current spatial patterns of human transformation of the land in Mexico and the extent to which (a) physical geography, expressed spatially in the form of biomes and ecoregions, compared to (b) historical geography, expressed as the spatial distribution of pre-Columbian settlements, have driven the patterns of human modification of the land.