PhD Tropical Conservation and Development
University of Florida
Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.
Bachelor’s in biology
National University of the Peruvian Amazon
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.
● Protected Area Management
● Community-based initiatives (natural resources, tourism)
● Social Network Analysis
● Conservation strategies linked to sustainable development