Paulina Stowhas

M.Sc. 2015: “Wildlife Presence in Agroecosystems in Coastal Ecuador”

Currently: Project Manager with Island Conservation

About Me

Paulina is a Chilean veterinarian with background in Human-Wildlife conflict research and conservation planning. Her undergrad thesis from the Universidad Mayor in Chile analyzed the conflict between wild carnivores and rural farmers. Paulina went on to complement this line of research with a Master degree in Environmental Conservation focused on facilitation and conflict management in conservation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She developed her final project analyzing the Presence of Wildlife in Agroecosystems in Coastal Ecuador. Currently, Paulina works on Island Conservation as a Project Manager for the Juan Fernandez archipelago project in Chile.


  • Serenari, C., Nils Peterson, Wallace, T. & Stowhas, P. 2016. Private protected areas, ecotourism development and impacts on local people’s well-being: a review from case studies in Southern Chile. Journal of Sustainable Tourism.
  • Álvarez-Varas, R., Fuentes-Hurtado, M., Stowhas P., & Petitpas, R. 2015. Conservation needs of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) marine turtles: facing growing tourism. Chelonian Conservation and Biology.
  • Serenari, C., Nils Peterson, M., Leung, Y., Stowhas, P., Wallace, T., & Sills, E. O. 2015. Private development-based forest conservation in Patagonia: comparing mental models and revealing cultural truths. Ecology and Society.
  • Sepúlveda, M.A., Singer, R., Silva-Rodríguez, E., Stowhas, P., & Pelican, K. 2014. Domestic dogs in rural communities around protected areas: conservation problem or conflict solution?. PLoS ONE.
  • Sepúlveda, M.A., Singer, R.S., Silva-Rodríguez, E. Eguren, A., Stowhas, P., & K. Pelican. 2014. Invasive American mink: linking pathogen risk between domestic and endangered carnivores. EcoHealth.
  • Farías, A., Sepúlveda, M.A.,Silva-Rodríguez, E.A., Svensson, G.L., Eguren, A., Stowhas, P., Ovando, E., González, D., & N.I. Jordán. 2014. Discovery of a new population of the critically endangered Darwin’s fox (Lycalopex fulvipes). Revista Chilena de Historia Natural.
  • Stowhas. P. 2011. Análisis del conflicto entre carnívoros silvestres y campesinos en el sur de Chile. Facultad de ciencias Silvoagropecuarias, Universidad Mayor. Santiago, Chile.