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                                                            Welcome to the Adison Altamirano web site




        I did my PhD in the Universidad Austral (Chile) which I finished in 2007. My supervisor was Dr Antonio Lara,

        and my thesis was focused in Landscape Ecology topics. Specifically this research aimed to understand the

        spatial and temporal dynamics of land use/cover change and its impacts on species diversity patterns. Then,

        I did a postdoc in the School of Geography at Nottingham University (UK), working on modelling of plant

        species distribution.


        Currently I work as Associate professor at the Forest Sciences Department, Universidad de La Frontera

        (Temuco-Chile). My main activities are research and teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

        Moreover, I am the Head of the Laboratory of Landscape Ecology and Conservation, and the Director of the

        PhD program in Agro-food Sciences and Environment. I also participate as part of the staff of the Master

        Program in Natural Resources Management.


        My research topic is Landscape Ecology being the main focus of my study: land use/cover patterns, habitat

        fragmentation, ecological modeling, biodiversity conservation and ecological restoration. To do this I am

        involved to other disciplines as ecology, statistical modeling, GIS analysis, and remote sensing.


        I collaborate with colleagues from different research institutions, countries and disciplines, some of them are:

        Adam Algar, Paul Aplin, Luis Cayuela, Carlos Di Bella, Richard Field, Antonio Lara, Fulgencio Lisón Paula Meli,

        Alejandro Miranda, and José M. Rey Benayas.









Contact details:


E mail: adison.altamirano@ufrontera.cl

Landscape Ecology and Conservation Lab (www.lepfor.ufro.cl)

Forest Sciences Department

Universidad de La Frontera

Temuco - Chile

Tel: +56 45 2325658




                                                                                                            Last update: October 2018