Angélica M. Almeyda Zambrano

Angélica M Almeyda Zambrano, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Tourism, Recreation, and Sport Management at the University of Florida where she co-leads the Spatial Ecology and Conservation Lab. Angélica’s research centers on human environment interactions, focusing on social and ecological feedback loops with consideration to sustainability in the present and into the future. In particular she looks at land use and land cover change dynamics in the tropics, and its relation to economic activities, specifically ecotourism and its role as a development and conservation strategy in the tropics. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from Stanford University, a MS in Latin American studies from the University of Florida, and a BS in Forestry from the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina in Lima, Peru.