Jaime Garcia Marquez is a Postdoc at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB). Jaime has a long expertise on the use of ecological spatial methods which he has applied in research and consulting on biodiversity and ecosystem services conservation and landscape planning. He is now working on spatial modelling approaches towards identifying a safe operating space of water ressources within the Horizon Europe project “SOS-Water”.

  • since 2023 - Postdoc in the Horizon Europe “SOS-Water” project
  • 2019-2023 - GIS and Data Analyst at Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
  • 2018-2019 - Geography Department, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (Postdoc)
  • 2014-2018 - Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys), Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (Postdoc)
  • 2011-2013 - Environmental Consultant
  • 2010-2011 - Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), Frankfurt, Germany (Postdoc)

Reviewer activities
  • Journal referee: International Journal of Geographical Information Systems, Ecological Modelling, Plant Ecology and Diversity, International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, Land Use Policy

  • Freshwater biodiversity
  • Ecosystem services
  • Conservation planning
  • Geo-informatics
  • PhD in Biology, 2007-2010

    University of Bonn, NEES Institute, Germany

  • MSc in Geoinformation Science, 2004-2006

    University of Twente, ITC Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, The Netherlands

  • BSc in Ecology, 2001-2005

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia