Alejandra Uribe Albornoz

Université de Montréal
Ph.D. candidate

Supervisor: Liliana Perez
Kathryn Furlong
Start: 2018-01-01


Colombian paramos: a study of ecological borders
My doctoral research examines the production of environmental borders and the consequences that these definitions have on people’s livelihoods and their access to resources. In particular, I examine the economic, social and political factors that influence the process of defining environmental borders, including the use of environmental science discourses. My research focuses on paramos, high-elevation neotropical ecosystems characterized by their richness in water, minerals and endemic species.


Paramos, Colombia, Fragile ecosystems, GIS, Ecological borders