Angela Guerrero Gonzalez

Angela’s current work focuses on understanding barriers for sustainable production and consumption along supply chains of agricultural commodities. Angela is an interdisciplinary scientist with a background in engineering, business management, environmental management, and social science. Her broad research is directed at developing and applying social-ecological research methods that account for the human and ecological dimensions of conservation and natural resource management problems, how these interact and influence on-ground environmental outcomes. She works with the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions in Brisbane, Australia.

As part of the Sustainable Consumption and Production team at the Luc Hoffmann Institute, Angela works to understand how the perceptions held by different actors along chains of production and trade of agricultural commodities can be addressed to minimize the impact on habitats and species.

Angela’s post-doctoral work at the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions focused on identifying barriers and drivers of success for threatened species recovery programs, and incorporating human values into landscape restoration decisions. Her doctoral studies looked at the benefits and constraints in collaborative environmental governance, with a focus on scale mismatches and institutional fit.

In her work Angela utilises a variety of social and natural sciences methods, draws on systems thinking theory, and applies network science theory and methods to develop approaches that can take into account the complex interdependencies that exist human and ecological aspects of environmental problems.


2015        Ph.d., Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, The University of Queensland, Australia.

2010        Master of Environmental Management (with a focus in Planning for Social Development), The University of Queensland, Australia.

2003        Master of International Business, Griffith University, Australia.

1999        Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (Major in Operations Research), Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia


Guerrero, A. M. and Wilson, K. A. (2016). ‘Using a social-ecological framework to inform the implementation of conservation plans’. Conservation Biology. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/cobi.12832

Guerrero, A.M., Ö. Bodin, R.R.J. McAllister, K.A. Wilson (2015). ‘Achieving social-ecological fit through bottom-up collaborative governance: and empirical investigation’. Ecology and Society.

Bodin, O., G. Robins, R.R.J. McAllister, A.M. Guerrero, B. Crona, M. Tengo, M. Lubell. (2016). ‘Theorizing benefits and constrains in collaborative environmental governance: a transdisciplinary approach for empirical investigations’ Ecology and Society.

Guerrero, A. M., R. R. J. McAllister & K.A Wilson (2015). “Achieving cross-scale collaboration for large scale conservation initiatives” Conservation Letters 8(2): 107-117

McAllister R.R.J., C.J. Robinson, K. Maclean, A.M. Guerrero, K. Collins, B.M Taylor, P.J. De Barro (2015). “From local to central: a network analysis of who manages plant pest and disease outbreaks across scales” Ecology and Society 20 (1).

Mills, M., J. G. Álvarez-Romero, K. Vance-Borland, P. Cohen, R.L  Pressey, A.M. Guerrero, H. Ernstson  (2014). “Linking regional planning and local action: Towards using social network analysis in systematic conservation planning.” Biological Conservation 169(0): 6-13

Guerrero, A. M., R. R. J. McAllister, J. Corcoran, and K. A. Wilson. (2013) “Scale Mismatches, conservation planning, and the value of social-network analyses”. Conservation Biology 27:35-44

Guerrero, A. M., A. T. Knight, H. S. Grantham, R. M. Cowling, and K. A. Wilson. (2010). “Predicting willingness-to-sell and its utility for assessing conservation opportunity for expanding protected area networks”. Conservation Letters 3:332-339.

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