Bio (Luisa Ramírez)
Luisa Ramírez is an associate faculty member in the School of Humanitarian Studies and a postdoctoral researcher in the Sustainability Research Effectiveness program at Royal Roads, where she brings academic training in natural and social sciences and more than 10 years of research experience. She has been involved in various research projects in mangrove restoration, biodiversity conservation planning and governance, and community-based research. Ramírez has collaborated with government organizations, international NGOs and ethnic minorities groups. Her research brings together governance, social-ecological systems, and conservation theory and looks at conservation and sustainability issues in coastal and marine environments in the Latin American context.
Ramírez’s doctoral research examined opportunities and constraints for integrating key aspects of governance and for shifting traditional top-down schemes towards more collaborative and integrative forms that enhance conservation and social outcomes.
Ramírez holds a PhD in Geography and Environmental Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University, a MSc in Marine Science from the University of Puerto Rico and a BSc in Forestry Engineering at the National University of Colombia.