Isabel Rojas-Viada

PhD Graduate Student

(608) 890-4712

102 Stock Pavilion
1675 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706


Since 2013: Ph.D. student, Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2013: M.Sc., Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2008: Forest Engineer, Department of Agriculture and Forest Science, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Research interests

Riparian and wetland ecosystems have been degraded in many parts of the world, despite their relevance as habitat for a wide variety of species, including humans. I am interested in the ecology of the species that inhabit these types of ecosystems and to find management alternatives for their protection and the recovery of their functionality and biodiversity loss. During my dissertation work, I will be looking at two main ecological aspect of riparian forest: its role connecting the landscape and as habitat for wildlife species. I will conduct my research in the Temperate Region of Chile, South America, which has been defined as one of the Hotspots of Biodiversity of the world.

Personal interests

I spend most of my free time with family and friends and, when possible, I love to visit new places and learn natural history of other inhabitants of the earth (plants, birds, insects, amphibians, reptiles, fungus, among others).

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