Juan Afanador Leon

Research Fellow

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Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security, The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute
Easter Bush Campus

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EH25 9RG


I hold a PhD in Computer Science, and MSc and BSc degrees, both, in Economics. Most of my professional experience is related to the valuation of ecosystem services and the design of mechanisms for the management of natural resources. My experience ranges from teaching (neoclassical/postkeynesian/ecological) macro and micro economic theory, to researching into information retrieval algorithms based on tropical mathematics.

At the Global Academy for Agriculture and Food Security, I work with professor Dominic Moran on the valuation of ecosystem services in the Colombian Páramo. I am currently investigating the determinants of land use in the Páramo, as mediated by monetary and non-monetary values. My focus is on developing computationally robust methods to integrate both forms of value into concrete land management practices compatible with conservation objectives.

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