Vivian Valencia

Vivian Valencia

Dr. Vivian Valencia is an Assistant Professor at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands. Vivian leads a research and teaching program that combines her unique multidisciplinary background in ecology, agriculture, and public health to support a radical redesign of food and agricultural systems that capitalize on ecological processes to produce a diversity of food products and ecosystem services in the context of global environmental change. For over 10 years, Vivian has investigated biodiversity conservation, livelihoods dynamics, and the impacts of global environmental change on the sustainability of coffee agroforestry systems in Latin America. Vivian’s research has been supported by the National Geographic Society, PRIME Fellowship of the DAAD and Marie Curie Programme of the European Commission, Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholarship, among others. Vivian earned a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Columbia University and a master’s degree in Environmental Health from Johns Hopkins University.

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