Cristina Romero

Cristina is a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland. She is particularly interested in people-biodiversity interactions and applied conservation topics. Her research focuses on how to promote wildlife stewardship and conflict sensitive conservation.

In particular she explores:

  • the effects of conservation interventions on human wellbeing and how those effects influence conservation success
  • the contextual and socio-psychological factors that influence support for conservation policies and behaviours
  • the design of conservation interventions that are better targeted to specific audiences and contexts

Cristina holds a Master of Environmental Management from the University of Queensland. She has previously worked as veterinarian, and as researcher participating in wildlife biology, landscape ecology, climate change adaptation planning, sustainable agriculture, and diffusion of innovations projects.


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Themes: Conservation decision making in social-ecological systems