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Alma Mendoza Ponce

Guest Research Scholar

Agriculture, Forestry, and Ecosystem Services Research Group

Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program


Alma Mendoza graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She earned her MSc in Environmental Sciences from UNAM in 2008, and a further MSc in Management and Conservation of Species in Trade: The International Framework from the International University of Andalusia, Spain in 2011. She received her PhD in Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences from the University of Edinburgh (UK). Her thesis research was focused on the effects of land use cover change on biodiversity under different scenarios in Mexico.

Dr. Mendoza has previously worked on environmental impact assessments, forest management assessments and conservation planning in Mexico. With the Ecosystems Services and Management Program (ESM), she will be working on an updated model of land use changes in Mexico through the integration of new IPCC scenarios data. The outputs will be used to analyze the effects of the land use cover change on some ecosystem services in Mexico.

Last update: 08 FEB 2017


Mendoza Ponce, A. , Corona-Núñez, R.O., Nava, L.F. , Estrada, F., Calderón-Bustamante, O., Martínez-Meyer, E., Carabias, J., Larralde-Corona, A.H., Barrios, M., & Pardo-Villegas, P.D. (2021). Impacts of land management and climate change in a developing and socioenvironmental challenging transboundary region. Journal of Environmental Management 300 e113748. 10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.113748.

Haro, A., Mendoza Ponce, A. , Calderón-Bustamante, Ó., Velasco, J.A., & Estrada, F. (2021). Evaluating Risk and Possible Adaptations to Climate Change Under a Socio-Ecological System Approach. Frontiers in Climate 3 10.3389/fclim.2021.674693.

Gyamfi-Ampadu, E., Gebreslasie, M., & Mendoza Ponce, A. (2020). Mapping natural forest cover using satellite imagery of Nkandla forest reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment 18 p. 100302. 10.1016/j.rsase.2020.100302.