Cristobal Pizarro


Dr. Cristobal Pizarro is a Latin-American interdisciplinary scholar working between natural and social sciences for biocultural conservation. He directs the Laboratory of Anthropocene Studies and is a faculty member of the Faculty of Forestry Science at the Universidad de Concepcion in Chile, where he teaches social-ecological systems, human dimensions of biodiversity, and sustainable tourism. He holds a Ph.D. in Social and Ecological Sustainability from UWaterloo in Canada and a MSc. in Natural Resource Management from Universidad de Magallanes in Patagonia. This transnational experience allowed Dr. Pizarro to engage in both global and local research that links nature and people, integrating biodiversity and human activities amid ongoing rapid changes. From his experience, invasive species are one of those complex, social-ecological issues that require interdisciplinarity and intersectoral collaboration in the Anthropocene.