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Alicia Calle

Alicia Calle, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Based at Yale University, Alicia is a Colombian restoration ecologist whose work focuses on mainstreaming sustainable agriculture as a tool for forest landscape restoration.

Alicia approaches restoration as a socio-ecological process in which lasting environmental change is the result of changes in people’s motivations and behaviors. As such, she strives to understand how landholders’ perceptions influence adoption of different restoration strategies and to quantify the impact of those strategies on forests and landscapes. Prior to completing her Ph.D. at the University of California Santa Cruz, Alicia contributed to develop ELTI’s unique model for personalized alumni mentorship and support as its Leadership Coordinator.

"Restoration is as much about improving peoples’ lives as it is about improving ecosystem health."

Alicia Calle
Alicia collecting wild seedlings in a riparian area in Santander, Colombia.