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Francisco Laso

  • M.Sc Ecology & Evolution / Ph.D. Student Geography
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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I am currently researching how we can develop food security in the Galapagos Islands without compromising its conservation. Broadly speaking, I am also interested in interdisciplinary collaboration with anyone working on justice and sustainability. Connect through our site ->

Recent publications

  • Land Cover Classification of Complex Agroecosystems in the Non-Protected Highlands of the Galapagos Islands

    • Laso F
    • Benítez F
    • Rivas-torres G
    • et al.
  • Modeling road building, deforestation and carbon emissions due deforestation in the Ecuadorian Amazon: the potential impact of oil frontier growth

    • Mena C
    • Laso F
    • Martinez P
    • et al.

Professional experience


Universidad San Francisco de Quito

August 2014 - July 2015(a year)

Field Instructor

Ecology Project International

February 2014 - August 2014(6 months)

Program Assistant with the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation

American Museum of Natural History

August 2008 - February 2011(3 years)

Education and Greenhouse intern at the Science Barge

Groundwork Hudson Valley

April 2009 - September 2009(5 months)


Ph.D. Geography

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

August 2015 - Present

M.Sc. Ecology and Evolution

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen - University of Groningen

August 2011 - August 2013(2 years)

M.Sc. Ecology and Evolution

Université de Montpellier 2

February 2012 - February 2013(a year)

B.A. in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology

Columbia University

August 2004 - May 2008(4 years)


Co-authors (11)