Dolors Armenteras is a biologist from the University of Barcelona that holds an MSc In Environmental Forestry from the University of Wales and a PhD in Geography from King´s College London, UK where she was also appointed as Visiting Research Fellow (2004-2007).
She is member of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Development Peer Review College Since 1998 she moved to Colombia where she is a Full Professor of Landscape Ecology at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. She is member of the Colombian Academy of Sciences. Her main lines of research are Dynamics, causes and consequences of deforestation, Spatial ecology and impacts of global change for biodiversity conservation, Responses of forests and biodiversity to human induced disturbances and Fire ecology, risk reduction and adaptation to climate change. She is author/coauthor of over 180 publications and is member of several editorial boards. She has over two decades of experience in the science policy interface proposing and demonstrating solutions, pathways and policy relevant options.
She was a Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Climate Change and Biodiversity Scholar. She has been part of several UNEP GEOs, participated the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and was an expert in the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services-IPBES. Currently serves as Vice-President International Association of Landscape Ecology IALE and is Co-Chair of the Scientific Panel for the Amazon She is co-author of the UNEP Rapid Assessment Report Spreading like Wildfire: The Rising Threat of Extraordinary Landscape Fires released in 2022.