Maricela de la Torre-Castro

Maricela de la Torre-Castro


Associate Professor in Natural Resource Management/Senior Lecturer in Environmental and Health Protection

Coastal zone management and governance mainly in tropical countries, sustainable development in coastal communities, seagrass ecology, seascape management, institutional dynamics addressing human well-being, poverty and gender.

One of my basic interests is to understand human-nature interactions leading to sustainability and human well-being. I have a background in natural sciences and long term cooperation with social scientists.

My present projects address the following:
  • Ecosystems goods and services in tropical seascapes
  • Small-scale fisheries social-ecological dynamics
  • Gender and climate change adaptive capacity
  • High value marine products such as sea-cucumbers