Marcella Godoy

Visiting Scientist


PhD student - Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco

1994 Master Science in Forest Genetics at the University of Gottingen, Germany

1987 Forestry at the National University of La Plata

Research interests

I work in a Forest Research and Extension Center in Patagonia CIEFAP in the city of Esquel, Argentina. Actually I am working on a dissertation on wildland urban interface in Patagonia, mapping it to asses the main places where different forest management practices should be done to prevent unwanted wildfires. I am also interested on how to determine fuel load in the Andean Patagonian forests. I also have projects in northern Patagonia working with peasants plant their own trees, for timber, firewood and forage, and to help diversifying their production systems.

Personal interests

I enjoy learning about forest ecology, wildfires and forest genetics. I also love to know people, different cultures and places. I like to do several activities outdoor, like hiking, walking, running and biking. I enjoy spending the weekends with family and friends.

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