Aníbal Pauchard

Full Professor in the Faculty of Forestry Sciences | Director, University of Concepción | Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB)

About Aníbal Pauchard

Aníbal Pauchard (Ph.D in Forestry Ecology from the University of Montana, 2002) is a full professor in the Faculty of Forestry Sciencies in the University of Concepción. He is now Director of the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB). He was the founder director of the Lab of Biological Invasions (LIB), a joint initiative from University of Concepción and the Ecology and the IEB. He has also served as President of the Society of Ecology of Chile and founder and co-chair of the Mountain Invasions Research Network (MIREN). Aníbal has published more than 180 papers and book chapters. He has participated in the legislative discussion of environmental laws in Chile and has provided advice to the Ministry of the Environment on the issue of invasive alien species and currently is part of the Chilean invasive species advisory board. His research approach is biological invasions ecology and its impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem functions. By using a multi-scale approach, based in field observations and experiments, he had studied the synergies that exists between global change agents and invasions in mountain’s ecosystems. He is also interested in conservation and natural resources management subjects. He has trained more than 15 generations of forestry and conservation students and more than 20 master and PhD students.

Aníbal has contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), since 2015 as a lead author for the Americas biodiversity assessment and since 2019 as co-chair of the IPBES thematic assessment of invasive alien species and their control. Aníbal is, also, associate editor in several international scientific journals, such as the Journal of Applied Ecology, Biological Invasions, and Conservation Letters. He has received several awards in Chile and abroad.

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