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Spotlight on Student Research: Andres Urcuqui

Andres Urcuqui

Andres Urcuqui

Andres Urcuqui finished his PhD in GPES Human Dimensions of the Environment in May 2021, also completing certificates in Environmental Leadership at SUNY-ESF and Advanced Study in Conflict and Collaboration at the Maxwell School and University Teaching at the Graduate School at Syracuse University. His dissertation research on Payment for Hydrological Services program in Veracruz, Mexico was supported by a grant from NSF Coupled Natural and Human Systems program. The first publication from his dissertation, "Uncovering Stakeholder Participation in Payment for Hydrological Services (PHS) Decision Making in Mexico and Colombia", appeared in a special issue of Sustainability on Local to Global Scale Environmental Issues. He is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Maine, working on a USDA funded project, "Developing Adaptive Forest Management Practices to Mitigate Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health," to understand interactions between ticks, tick borne disease, forest management and human behavior using citizen science data. Andres' Major Professor at SUNY ESF was Dr. Theresa Selfa.