Clara Mosso

Sustainability Leadership Fellow Cohort: 2022-2023

Ph.D. Student, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and Graduate Degree Program in Ecology

Research Summary: My research will determine the effects of different urban expansion scenarios on the provision of ecosystem services related to water yield and water quality for the cities of Aspen (Colorado, US) and San Martín de los Andes (Neuquén, Argentina). Through participatory mapping activities with local stakeholders, I will identify different future development scenarios for each city. I will then use these development scenarios as inputs for biophysical water yield and water quality models and estimate the changes in the provision of these two ecosystem services. The information generated will contribute to inform land use planning decisions in the wildland-urban interface.

Advisor: Stephanie Kampf