Research Assistant

Karla Pintado is a research assistant for the Multifunctional Landscapes Research Group within the RuralFutures project at IRI THESys. She holds a Bachelor degree in Biology with a major in Ecology (Ecuador) and Master’s degree in Sustainable Resource Management (Germany).

Her research focuses on the restoration of structural and functional components of forest ecosystems, as well as the management and optimization of multi-functional landscapes in the Latin American region.

Within the IRI THESys group, her work will seek to understand patterns of plant diversity loss across the temperate Grassland Biome of Uruguay to enhance land-use allocation decisions within the landscape planning and management framework.

Research Interests

  • Forest Landscape Restoration
  • Forest Ecology and Management
  • Ecosystem Services

Project(s)

Research Group: RuralFutures