Denise Margaret Matias is a research scientist in the research unit Biodiversity and People at ISOE since August 2019. Prior to ISOE, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain). She studied Biology at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines and Environmental Sciences and Policy at the Central European University in Budapest (Hungary). She received her Doctor in Agricultural Sciences degree at the University of Bonn for her research on the sustainability of an indigenous community forestry enterprise on honey gathering from wild giant honey bees (Apis dorsata) in the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve Palawan (Philippines).
Focus of research
- Sustainability of social-ecological systems
- Climate change adaptation and development
- Biodiversity and indigenous community forestry