Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) is one of the oldest universities in Chile and one of the most recognized educational institutions in Latin America. PUC has four campuses in Santiago and one campus in Villarrica. According to the QS Ranking, PUC is one of the most prestigious universities in Latin America. The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry is one of the oldest in the University with five departments whose aim is to offer training and development research to contribute to the sustainable development of the agricultural sector.

Departamento de Ecosistemas y Medio Ambiente

The Department of Ecosystems and Environment has the mission to train students in the sustainable management of natural resources in agricultural and forestry systems. Our program focuses on the management of agroforestry systems that include all their components such as community, wildlife, ecosystem services of agroforestry systems, forest plantations, and biotic components in urban systems in a dynamic context of global change and territory.


Research Projects in Natural Resources Management

  • Integrating crop simulation models, ground observations, and remote sensing data to improve the estimation of actual evapotranspiration.
  • Fortalecimiento de la actividad multidisciplinaria a través de la implementación de una unidad de experimentación de impactos del cambio climático para la adaptación de agricultura y recursos hídricos
  • Innovative Science and Influential Policy Dialogues for Water Security in the Arid Americas

BSc, MSc and Doctoral Programs relevant to CNRD


Pool of Experts

Climate Change Francisco Meza
Water Resources Management Francisco Meza
Soil Restoration Eduardo Arellano


Av. Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins 340, 8331150 Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile