February 11, 2020

Doctoral defense by our DSSP student Mauricio Alberto Angel Macías

on “Air pollution in Bogotá in the XX century: historical approaches to the construction of a sanitary problem”. This research addresses the historical construction of air as a health and environmental problem for the city of Bogotá during the 20th century. This research was based on the review of primary source files: Bogotá Archive, press, historiography, specialized magazines and in-depth interviews with relevant local and regional actors. Quantitative and qualitative data extracted from the sources reconstructed the relationship of coexistence between Bogotás society and its air. This work carries out a broad approach that considers the relationships between geographical, meteorological and climatic conditions, which, together with the local society, built a type of polluted atmosphere in this city. 


December 2, 2020

Advances in doctoral research on beetles in a Mexican context

At the VII Course on Biology, Ecology and Taxonomy of Colombian beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) organized by several universities, doctoral student Ingrid Quintero will present the preliminary results of her doctoral thesis, entitled “Main Agroecological Structure (MAS), dung beetles, functional activity and soils fertility in Andean livestock agroecosystems”. The doctoral project aims to identify variables, considering the criteria and indicators proposed by the MAS index, that affect dung beetles´s richness, abundance and/or functional activity (dung removal) in several cattle farms located at the Andean region of Colombia (municipalities of La Vega and Nocaima, Cundinamarca). This thesis was supported by the ZEF-IDEA Agreement.


October 14, 2020

Presentations of research projects by DSSP doctoral students and postdocs (2018-2020) available on the IDEA- YouTube channel.

The ZEF-IDEA agreement invites to participate in the day of October 14, where each of the doctoral fellows will have the opportunity to present the most relevant advances and results they have achieved in their research work.


July 30, 2020

Web-based seminars on natural resource management and peacebuilding is online

In June 2020, ZALF working group SusLand (Löhr/Lozano/Morales) in collaboration with Center for Development Research (ZEF) – University of Bonn (UoB) organized an online seminar series on «Environmental and Peacebuilding Practices in Conflict-Affected Scenarios».


June 11 to 26, 2020

Four web-based seminars on ‘Environmental and Peacebuilding Practices in Conflict-Affected Scenarios: Concepts and Tools for Assessment’

The seminar series is co-organized by the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) at Humboldt University in Berlin and the Center for Development Research (ZEF – University of Bonn)


October 8 to 12, 2018

VI Agroecology International Seminar, X National Agroecology Simposium, and the VIII Exchange Fair of Agroecology Experiences. City of Pasto (Nariño, Colombia)

“Contributions of agroecological practices to peace building in Colombia”
(Ingrid Quintero, Juliana Sabogal Aguilar and Julián Vivas García)


October 1 to 5, 2018

III Latin American Congress on Environmental Conflicts (COLCA-2018), city of Boca del Río (Veracruz, México)

“Conflict due to biomass and oil palm in the Community Councils of Jiguamiandó and Curvaradó (Chocó, Colombia)”
(Karem Acero)

“Conflict due to the environmental effects of sea level rise in Isla Múcura (Colombia)”
(Karem Acero and José Javier Toro)


September 10 to 12, 2018

15th Conference of the International Society of Ecological Economics in the city of Puebla, México

“The plurality of values in ecosystem services: challenges, scope and prospects”
(Carmenza Castiblanco Rozo & Diana Milena Lara)

“Analysis of Payment for Environmental Services (PES) schemes applied to the natural pollination service in a promising crop in the Department of Huila, Colombia”
(Laura Victoria Calderón Acero & Carmenza Castiblanco Rozo)

“Socio-cultural assessment of Ecosystem Services: Marine Reserve Prainha do Canto Verde (Brazil)”
(Diana Alexandra Tovar & Jeovah Meireles)