Biography

Dr. Martínez is the Coordinator of the Network of Functional Ecology at the Instituto de Ecología, A.C.(INECOL) in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. Dr. Martinez is a Plant Ecologist with research interests in plant community dynamics, and ecosystem services. She works mainly with coastal ecosystems (coastal dunes, mangroves) and cloud forests. Dr. Martinez received her Ph.D. from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, in 1994. She is a researcher at INECOL where she teaches three graduate level courses. Dr. Martínez is author of four books, 40 refereed papers and 10 book chapters. She is associate editor of two journals.

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“If we refuse to take into account the full cost of our fossil fuel addiction—if we don’t factor in the environmental costs and national security costs and true economic costs—we will have missed our best chance to seize a clean energy future.” –President Barack Obama, Carnegie Mellon University, June 2, 2010 The continuing oil spill […]

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