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Dr Maria Eugenia (Maru) Correa-Cano

Dr Maria Eugenia (Maru) Correa-Cano

Postdoctoral Research Associate

 Environment and Sustainability Institute Desk 10, First Floor, open pla

 

Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

 Office hours:

Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 17:00

Overview

I am a biologist and ecologist whose research has addressed how anthropogenic activities alter macroecological patterns of plants, including past human activities, and artificial light at night. I am deeply concern of the consequences that our activities as society cause to the environment and its biodiversity and I search for understanding and propose solutions to environmental impacts, particularly those caused by plastic pollution with focus on agricultural and fisheries activities. I am also interested on the development of large databases that integrate ecological data and gives further insight to ecological processes.

 

Qualifications

  • 2018 Teacher of English as a Second Language. Trinity College
  • 2016 PhD in Biological Sciences (University of Exeter)
  • 2006 M.Sc. in Biological Sciences (UNAM, Mexico)
  • 2002 B.Sc. in Biology (UNAM, Mexico)

Career

2019-Present. Postdoctoral Research Associate, ESI, University of Exeter.

2019. Consultant. IUCN. Global Species Programme. Safeguarding Mesoamerican crop wild species.

2018. Consultant. SaveStars, Consulting S.L. Account of species (vertebrates) and spaces. (Protected Areas) with risk of nocturnal light pollution for a localized area 34km east of Madrid.

2017. Consultant. CONABIO, Mexico. Developing a Plant trait database for Mexican species

2011. English courses. Immersion for studying abroad.

2009-2010. Pronatura Mexico. Coordinator for the conservation of endangered species for the central and western Mexico

2007-2009 Pronatura Mexico. Coordinator of the national reforestation program.

2006-2007 Pronatura Mexico. Spatial analysis of agrobiodiversity for the ecoregional planning in central and western Mexico.

Research

Research interests

  • Plastic pollution
  • Life Cycle Analysis and materials flow analysis
  • Light pollution
  • Ecological processes and anthropogenic disturbance
  • Macroecology
  • Biodiversity conservation, use and management

Research projects

I am currently working within two projects:

  • Exeter Multidisciplinary Plastics Research hub: ExeMPLaR
  • NEXus Thinking for sustainable AGricultural development in Andean countries (NEXT-AG).

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Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Correa-Cano ME, Salmoral G, Rey D, Knox JW, Graves A, Melo O, Foster W, Naranjo L, Zegarra E, Johnson C, et al (2022). A novel modelling toolkit for unpacking the Water-Energy-Food-Environment (WEFE) nexus of agricultural development. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 159, 112182-112182.
Burgess AJ, Correa Cano ME, Parkes B (2022). The deployment of intercropping and agroforestry as adaptation to climate change. Crop and Environment, 1(2), 145-160.
Goettsch B, Urquiza‐Haas T, Koleff P, Acevedo Gasman F, Aguilar‐Meléndez A, Alavez V, Alejandre‐Iturbide G, Aragón Cuevas F, Azurdia Pérez C, Carr JA, et al (2021). Extinction risk of Mesoamerican crop wild relatives. PLANTS, PEOPLE, PLANET, 3(6), 775-795.
Kouloumpis V, Pell RS, Correa-Cano ME, Yan X (2020). Potential trade-offs between eliminating plastics and mitigating climate change: an LCA perspective on Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles in Cornwall. Science of the Total Environment, 727 Abstract.
Harrison XA, Donaldson L, Correa-Cano ME, Evans J, Fisher DN, Goodwin CED, Robinson BS, Hodgson DJ, Inger R (2018). A brief introduction to mixed effects modelling and multi-model inference in ecology. PeerJ, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.
Correa-Cano ME, Goettsch B, Duffy JP, Bennie J, Inger R, Gaston KJ (2018). Erosion of natural darkness in the geographic ranges of cacti. Sci Rep, 8(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Rodríguez P, Villalobos F, Sánchez-Barradas A, Correa-Cano ME (2017). Macroecology in Mexico: history, progress and perspectives. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad, 88, 52-64. Abstract.
Bennie J, Duffy JP, Davies TW, Correa-Cano ME, Gaston KJ (2015). Global trends in exposure to light pollution in natural terrestrial ecosystems. Remote Sensing, 7(3), 2715-2730. Abstract.
Gomez-Hinostrosa C, Hernandez HM, Terrazas T, Eugenia Correa-Cano M (2014). Studies on Mexican Cactaceae. V. Taxonomic notes on Selenicereus tricae. BRITTONIA, 66(1), 51-59. Author URL.

Publications by year


2022

Correa-Cano ME, Salmoral G, Rey D, Knox JW, Graves A, Melo O, Foster W, Naranjo L, Zegarra E, Johnson C, et al (2022). A novel modelling toolkit for unpacking the Water-Energy-Food-Environment (WEFE) nexus of agricultural development. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 159, 112182-112182.
Burgess AJ, Correa Cano ME, Parkes B (2022). The deployment of intercropping and agroforestry as adaptation to climate change. Crop and Environment, 1(2), 145-160.

2021

Goettsch B, Urquiza‐Haas T, Koleff P, Acevedo Gasman F, Aguilar‐Meléndez A, Alavez V, Alejandre‐Iturbide G, Aragón Cuevas F, Azurdia Pérez C, Carr JA, et al (2021). Extinction risk of Mesoamerican crop wild relatives. PLANTS, PEOPLE, PLANET, 3(6), 775-795.

2020

Kouloumpis V, Pell RS, Correa-Cano ME, Yan X (2020). Potential trade-offs between eliminating plastics and mitigating climate change: an LCA perspective on Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles in Cornwall. Science of the Total Environment, 727 Abstract.

2018

Harrison XA, Donaldson L, Correa-Cano ME, Evans J, Fisher DN, Goodwin CED, Robinson BS, Hodgson DJ, Inger R (2018). A brief introduction to mixed effects modelling and multi-model inference in ecology. PeerJ, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.
Correa-Cano ME, Goettsch B, Duffy JP, Bennie J, Inger R, Gaston KJ (2018). Erosion of natural darkness in the geographic ranges of cacti. Sci Rep, 8(1). Abstract.  Author URL.

2017

Rodríguez P, Villalobos F, Sánchez-Barradas A, Correa-Cano ME (2017). Macroecology in Mexico: history, progress and perspectives. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad, 88, 52-64. Abstract.

2015

Bennie J, Duffy JP, Davies TW, Correa-Cano ME, Gaston KJ (2015). Global trends in exposure to light pollution in natural terrestrial ecosystems. Remote Sensing, 7(3), 2715-2730. Abstract.

2014

Gomez-Hinostrosa C, Hernandez HM, Terrazas T, Eugenia Correa-Cano M (2014). Studies on Mexican Cactaceae. V. Taxonomic notes on Selenicereus tricae. BRITTONIA, 66(1), 51-59. Author URL.

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