Research at the Center for Ecological Resilience Studies (CERES) focuses on the connections between conservation and development. Costa Rica’s lush ecosystems, conservation areas and national parks, communities, and farms provide a varied landscape for research on the impacts of climate change, globalization, tourism, and land use change. Our research provides valuable data for community members, NGOs, and government officials as they seek to further the sustainable development goals of Costa Rica.
Our research focuses primarily on the following themes:
*Impacts of climate change on tropical ecosystems
*Agriculture and conservation
*Combining environmental services and biodiversity conservation
*Urban and agricultural expansion and water management