Pamela Montero Alvarez


Resident Lecturer


PhD Tropical Conservation and Development
University of Florida

Graduate Diploma
Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.

Bachelor’s in biology
National University of the Peruvian Amazon

Back to All Staff

Faculty Profile

Pamela Montero Alvarez is a Resident Lecturer at the Center for Amazon Studies, School for Field Studies (SFS), in Peru. Pamela obtained her bachelor’s degree in biology from the National University of the Peruvian Amazon, later obtained a Graduate Diploma at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. She has extensive professional experience in conservation projects and initiatives all over the Peruvian Amazon. Her professional experience includes Specialist on Governance, Specialist on Natural Protected Areas, Director of Natural Resources of the Municipality of “Datem del Maranon”, Loreto-Peru; Community Management Specialist at the Regional Project for Conservation in Loreto (Maijuna Proposal and Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Protected Area), Specialist on Conservation and Ecotourism for the National Bureau of Forestry and Wildlife, Ministry of Agriculture.

The accumulation of her experience led her to pursue a PhD at the University of Florida, with a concentration in Tropical Conservation and Development. Her dissertation focused on conservation strategies in the Amazon with focus on community-based tourism, social networks and actions among conservation organizations. While conducting her research she was involved in the Governance and Infrastructure from the Amazon (GIA) Project from UF and funded by the Moore Foundation to understand complex dynamics linking infrastructure projects in the amazon and current conservation initiatives.

Areas of Expertise

● Protected Area Management
● Community-based initiatives (natural resources, tourism)
● Social Network Analysis
● Governance
● Collaboration
● Conservation strategies linked to sustainable development


  • Rufford Foundation. Project: “Developing Communal Monitoring Strategies
    through Community-Based Tourism in the Peruvian Amazon”, Iquitos- Peru (2018-2019).
  • The Tropical conservation Development (TCD) Program, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida. To conduct a research: “The role of communal tourism in protected areas conservation”, Iquitos- Peru.
  • Fulbright Commission – Peru to conduct Graduate Studies in the USA.
  • M.J. Bustamante de la Fuente Foundation to subsidize up to 50 % of the Diploma in High Amazonian Studies, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP – in Spanish).


Giner, M.P.; Perz; S., Speranza,M; Baudoin, A.; Garcia, A.; Arteaga, M.; DaFonseca,J.S.; Rosero, M.C.’ Montero, A.P. 2021. Submitted to Journal of Political Ecology, November, 2021..
Sabo, A; Arteaga, M; Chavez Michaelsen, A; de Oliveira Jordo , C; Ferreira da Fonseca Junior, S; Luna-Celino, V; Montero Alvarez, P; Perz, S. 2021.
Montero Alvarez P., Almeyda Zambrano, A. 2019. (Submitted to Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, Section: Programs that work, March 15th, 2019).


Department of Geography, University of Calgary, Canada. Topic: People &; Forest & Tourism. (February 4th, 2021). Online remote presentation.
National University of the Peruvian Amazon. Topic: Sustainable tourism: perspective for the Amazon Region (January 18 th, 2021). Online remote presentation.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. Topic: Introduction to Ecotourism. (October 22 nd, 2020). Online remote presentation.