Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

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Álvaro Poo

PhD student

Grant – holder at MSCA – ITN · UOC 

Álvaro Poo is a PhD student at the UOC, and Early Stage Researcher at PyroLife Innovative Training Network. His current research is on community engagement in wildfire management with an emphasis on vulnerable groups.

Alvaro’s background is in Forestry Engineering (PUC-Chile) and he has worked with rural communities in diverse contexts and with multidisciplinary groups, developing a socio- ecological approach. During his Master in Ecology, Management and Restoration of the Natural Environment (UB) he developed a research on vegetation recovery according to different post-fire management scenarios, in the Anifog Project in Catalonia.

He has developed his professional career mainly in central and southern Chile, linked to NGOs, as a consultant for public and private entities, and in social entrepreneurship initiatives, in areas such as ecosystem conservation, land planning, forest restoration, agricultural heritage and innovation, and sustainable mountain livestock. On the basis of these experiences, he is interested in the integration of sustainable land management, fire management and rural development, from a landscape perspective.

  • Integrated land (and fire) management
  • Commmons
  • Rural communities


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