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Hector Mario Serna-Chávez

Starting September 2011, I work as a PhD candidate in the Computational Geo-Ecology group of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam. I hold a BSc degree from the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon (Mexico) specializing in environmental toxicology and a MSc degree in Applied Ecology from Coimbra University (Portugal), which included studies in France, England and Germany. My master thesis involved the analysis of environmental drivers and patterns of soil microbial biomass carbon across terrestrial biomes and the development of global spatially explicit estimates.

My ongoing research project will focus on the role of biophysical ecosystem processes and of functional diversity on climate regulation services. This will entail comprehensive case studies illustrating both the different temporal and spatial components of service flow, as well as the role of functional diversity, biophysical processes and structures that permit the flow of services from provisioning areas. 

University of Amsterdam, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED)
PhD Student


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