Dr. Jaime García Márquez
Integrating biodiversity conservationand ecosystem services for land use planning
- Conservation and biodiversity offsets design
- Ecosystem services and biodiversity modelling
- Quantifying uncertainties in ecological modelling
“Working at IRI THESys allows me to do applied research in the first place and offers me the possibility to directly interact with scientists in the IRI THESys community. This will enrich my work, hoping that results will contribute to the understanding of and provide guidelines for the proper use of natural resources in Colombia ... and elsewhere." Jaime García Márquez
Jaime García Márquez was a postdoctoral researcher at IRI THESys. He studied Ecology at the University of Bogotá, Colombia, and Environmental System Analysis and Management at the International Institute of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) in Enschede, The Netherlands. He completed his PhD in 2010 at the University of Bonn with a dissertation on “Biogeographical Analyses and Applications: The Study of Plant Distribution Patterns in West Africa”. He spent the last years working back in Colombia with NGOs and supporting governmental agencies on environmental issues.
Since 1 January 2014, Jaime García Márquez was at IRI THESys and worked in the Research Group “Transformations and uncertainties of land-water systems”, led by Tobias Krüger.
From 1 May to 31 October, Jaime is again working as postdoctoral researcher at IRI THESys.
Jaime Ricardo García Márquez, Tobias Krueger, Carlos Andrés Páez, César Augusto Ruiz-Agudelo , Patricia Bejarano, Tito Muto, Fabio Arjona (2016): Effectiveness of conservation areas for protecting biodiversity and ecosystem services: a multi- criteria approach, International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, 12, 1-13.