Fabiola Espinoza Cordóva
Climate change adaptation, vulnerability, resilience, marine and coastal governance, social-ecological systems, ecosystem-based management
My PhD research takes place in the context of the MaCoBioS (Marine Coastal Ecosystem Biodiversity and Services in a Changing World) project. The aim of the project is to fill the knowledge gaps on the inter-relation between climate change, biodiversity, and ecosystem services to ensure an efficient and integrated management and conservation strategies for European Marine Coastal Ecosystems (MCE) to face climate change. MaCoBioS will study three ecoregions with different climates. My doctoral research focuses on the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean ecoregion. The main purpose of my research is to assess the vulnerability of social-ecological systems of this ecoregion to different climate change scenarios, integrating issues of power, ability, and attitude of local stakeholders. The goal is to translate this knowledge into evidence-based guidance to support the implementation of effective marine coastal adaptation strategies.
Fabiola is a doctoral student at Lund University Center for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS). She holds an undergraduate degree in biology with a specialization in fisheries management from the National University of San Marcos and a master’s degree in environmental science, policy, and management from the Central European University. Prior joining LUCUS, Fabiola was working as a fisheries and finance consultant at the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Additionally, she worked on marine protected area management in Peru.