Ecosystem integrity and policy coherence for development

Tools aimed at achieving balance as the basis for transformative development

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HARLAN KOFF is Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Luxembourg, President of the Consortium for Comparative Research on Regional Integration and Social Cohesion (RISC) and co-editor of Regions & Cohesion (Berghahn Journals). He conducts comparative research on international development, regional integration processes, border politics, and migration.

MIGUEL EQUIHUA ZAMORA is a biologist who graduated from UNAM in Mexico City, where he also studied applied statistics. He holds an M.Sc. degree in biological computation and a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of York, UK. He is currently a Senior Scientist and Professor at the Instituto de Ecología, AC (Inecol/ CONACyT) in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico and a member of the Mexican System of Researchers. He is the author of nine books and seven book chapters and more than 50 research articles. He has published a number of contributions on ecological subjects for the general public. His current research interests include the development of practical tools to understand and monitor environmental change and its implications for the functioning of ecosystems and the provision of ecosystem services. He is member of the CONACyt Network on Socio-ecosystems and Sustainability (Red CONACyT de Soci-ecosistemas y Sustentabilidad (RedSocioEcoS).

CARMEN MAGANDA is Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the Instituto de Ecología A.C. (INECOL) and co-editor of the scientific journal Regions & Cohesion by Berghahn Journals. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology, from the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropologia Social (CIESAS) México, plus three postdoctoral stays in the U.S.A., France, and Luxembourg. Dr. Maganda’s present research focuses on sustainable environmental development, the relationship between society and nature, transboundary waters, water security, water justice, and the socioenvironmental approach of political ecology. She also is exploring the social aspects of alternative agriculture models for sustainable production in Mexico and comparative contexts. She is member of the CONACyt Network on Socio-ecosystems and Sustainability (Red CONACyT de Soci-ecosistemas y Sustentabilidad (RedSocioEcoS).

OCTAVIO PEREZ-MAQUEO is Professor in the Network of Environment and Sustainability at the Instituto de Ecología A.C. His research interests include assessing ecosystem integrity and understanding its relationship with human wellbeing. He has worked on the assessment of ecosystem services and on the evaluation of coastal wetlands for hurricane protection. In addition to scientific publications, he has coordinated or participated on more than 30 environmental studies in both the private and public sector. He is member of the CONACyt Network on Socio-ecosystems and Sustainability (Red CONACyT de Soci-ecosistemas y Sustentabilidad (RedSocioEcoS).

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