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Keila Guillen Oñate

Keila Guillen Oñate

Environmental Economist

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Keila is an Environmental Economist with over 7 years of experience in this field. She specialises in applying economic valuation techniques to assess changes in social welfare from coastal and marine ecosystems management and policy changes. She is completing her PhD in Economics conducting empirical studies that contribute to the literature on the economic valuation of mangrove ecosystem services in Latin America and highlight the role of ecosystem restoration for local communities' well-being. She is currently part of AgZero+ interdisciplinary project evaluating net zero+ farming pathway effects over coastal ecosystem services and its trade-offs in the UK.

She has worked in Colombia and the UK.

  • AgZero+ Towards sustainable, climate-neutral farming systems

  • Gómez-Cardona, Camilo J, Contreras, Andrea, Guillen-Oñate, Keila, Maldonado, Carolina, & Bolaños, Jiner A. (2019). Ecotourism potential in the Boca de Guacamaya Natural Regional Park, Sucre, Colombia: a look from an ecosystem services perspective. El hornero, 34(1), 17-29.
  • Rincón-Ruiz, A. Arias-Arévalo, P. Núñez, J.M. Cotler, H. Aguado, M. Meli, P. Tauro, A. Ávila-Akerberg, V. Avila-Foucat, S. Cardenas, J.P. Castillo, L. Castro, L. Cerón L. Contreras, A. Deschamps-Lomeli, J. Galeana-Pizaña, J.M. Guillén-Oñate, K. et al. (2019). Applying integrated valuation of ecosystem services in Latin America_ Insights from 21 case studies, Ecosystem Services. 36 p. 100901. doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2019.100901
  • Vivas-Aguas, J. L., M. Vargas-Morales, K. Guillen-Oñate, M. Villarraga y D. Sánchez. (2014). Coastal population vulnerability to organic and microbiological contamination in Buenaventura's Port, Colombian Pacific Coast. INVEMAR General Publication N° 76, Santa Marta. 24 p. Available at: