Bruno Locatelli (senior scientist with CIRAD, CIFOR, University of Montpellier). Interested in ecosystem services and climate change adaptation, nature-based solutions, and transformative adaptation. Involved in TRASSE in WP3 (Analysis of ecosystem services transitions) and also in other WPs.

Nicolas Elleaume (PhD student works in the Laboratoire d’Ecologie Alpine of Grenoble Alpes University, under the direction of Sandra Lavorel, Bruno Locatelli and Johan Oszwald). He works on the climate change adaptation of the Maurienne valley, involved in the understanding of the past land use transitions within the landscape as well as in the ecosystem services modelling. The PhD is co-financed by the ANR TRASSE and the CDP Trajectories from Grenoble University

Julia Grosinger (Phd student) based in the Laboratoire d’ecologie Alpine LECA and the social science research centre PACTE of Grenoble Alpes University under the direction of Nicolas Buclet and Sandra Lavorel. She is particularly interested in the co-production of Nature’s contribution to people (NCP) and associated actors’ dynamics. Like Nicolas Elleaume her research terrain is the Maurienne valley in the Northern French Alpes. The Phd is financed by the CDP Trajectories from Grenoble Alpes University.

Driss Ezzine de Blas (senior scientist with CIRAD) has conducted extensive research on the multidisciplinary evaluation of economic productive activities in tropical forest-agriculture landscapes. His current interests are the impact evaluation of conservation and development policies and building evaluation methods in the broader framework of studying forest-agriculture social-ecological interactions and outcomes. He is particularly involved in WP1 and WP5, but also responsible for the international coordination of the project.


Maria Perevochtchikova (senior scientist with COLMEX) does research on the measurement of water regulation services in forest-agriculture areas and on the impact of socio-economic and governance factors on water regulation services. Involved in WP1 and WP5, she is also international co-coordinator, Mexican representative and responsible of the coordination of the Ajusco study site.

Sophie Avila-Foucat is a professor-researcher based at IIEc-UNAM and her research topics relate to the fields of ecological economics, rural diversification of income, social-ecological systems and resilience. She is particularly involved in WP2, but she is also responsible of the coordination of the Copalita study site. 

Mauricio Galeana Pizaña is a professor-researcher based at CentroGeo and his area of expertise is in Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing and geostatistics applied to the study of forests, aerial biomass, family agriculture and land use change. He is involved in WP3 and WP4.

Jose-Alvaro Hernandez-Flores (senior researcher with COLMEX) is interested in the reproduction strategies of rural and peri-urban households, the process of urban expansion, food security and land conflicts and he is involved in WP5.

Arturo Ramos Bueno, Socio-spatial Analysis of Urban Water Demand for Integrated Management: case study of Mexico City. PhD in Geography 2017-2021, PG-UNAM.

Faustino Gómez Sántiz, Towards the sustainable management of forests on conservation land, Mexico City? Analysis of the operationalization of the concept of forest sustainability from the environmental public policy and community vision, 2000-2018. PhD in Urban and Environmental Studies 2017-2021, CEDUA-COLMEX.

Arcelia Amaranta Moreno Unda, Determination of the role of local governance in the trajectory of the agricultural-forestry border of two socio-ecosystems in Mexico. PhD in Sustainability 2016-2020, UNAM. 

Francisco Almonacid, Determination of Ecosystem Service of Organic Carbon in Soil, in 4 micro-basins SC-CDMX. PhD in Sustainability Sciences 2018-2021, UNAM. 

Juan Camilo Montaño Caro, Hydrogeological model of the southern zone of the Mexico Basin (MODFLOW modeling). MSc in Earth Sciences, UNAM, 2018-2020. 

Gabriel Morales Martínez, Historical and prospective analysis of USV in 4 micro-basins of the SC-CDMX. MSc in Geomatics, CentroGeo, 2018-2020

Gómez Tagle López Karol Marcela, Urban Climate Resilience. Theory in application. Case study in the Conservation Land of the CDMX. MSc in Urban Studies 2017-2019, CEDUA-COLMEX (concluded 13/07/2019).

Rigoberto Jaime Santiago Romero, Economic valuation of the co-production of forest ecosystem services in the southwest of the CDMX Conservation Area, using the experimental method of choice. MSc in Urban Studies 2017-2019, CEDUA-COLMEX (concluded 20/09/2019).

Luis Alejandro Uscanga Morales, From Payment for Hydrological Environmental Services to Concurrent Funds: the analysis of social perception in the community of San Antonio del Barrio, Oaxaca. MSc in Sustainability 2016-2018, UNAM (concluded 01/18/2019, honorable mention).

Viridiana González Meneses, Community environmental monitoring in the context of Mexico City: a case study in the Magdalena River Basin. MSc in Sustainability Sciences, UNAM (concluded 1/02/2019).

Clara Ines Villegas-Palacio is a senior researcher at the National University of Colombia - UNAL (Departamento de Geociencias y Medio Ambiente), Medellin. Her research focuses on policy instruments for environmental management, integrated valuation of environmental quality and vulnerability of socioecological systems. She's Colombian representative for the TRASSE project and also involved in the WPs.

Lina Berrouet hold a PhD in Hydraulic Resources Engineering and she does research at the University of Antioquia. Her research focuses on vulnerability and risk in socio-ecological systems, environmental management and evaluation and ecoystem services.  


Juan Camilo Villegas currently works at the Facultad de Ingeniería, University of Antioquia. Juan does research in hydrology, ecology and environmental engineering.

Juan David Osorio conducts research on the economic and environmental effects of land uses at the University of Antioquia.

Linda Berrio is PhD student based at the National University of Colombia and she currently works on the dynamic modelling of socio-ecological systems.

Luisa Diez is PhD student based at the National University of Colombia and she currently works on the dynamic and spatial modelling of socio-ecological systems.

Andrea Suarez is MSc student at the National University of Colombia and she is particularly interested in the resilience of agroecosystems.

Cristina Vargas is MSc student at the National University of Colombia and she is particularly interested in the modelling of land use decision making.

Laura España is MSc student at the National University of Colombia and she is particularly interested in governance and land cover vegetation.

Laura Arango is MSc student at the National University of Colombia and she is particularly interested in the transition of ecosystem services.

Trajectories of Social-Ecological Systems in Latin American Watersheds

Research project ANR-CONACYT