Melissa Pineda Pinto
Currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow at Trinity College Dublin on the project NovelEco in which we are co-designing an online citizen science tool to better understand novel ecosystems in cities. Prior to this I worked on my PhD dissertation which explored the integration of nature-based solutions and ecological justice. I have experience in social research methods, inter-transdisciplinary collaboration, systems thinking and exploring human-nonhuman nature interactions. Previous architectural and planning experience in the industry and not-for-profit sectors gave me skills in design, project management, stakeholder engagement, and technical abilities. My research interests include urban ecological sustainability, urban ecology, social-ecological-technical systems, environmental and ecological justice, transformative capacity, sustainability, climate and just transitions, environmental and multispecies planning/design.