M. Isabel Ramirez is Research-Professor at the Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental (CIGA), Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México (UNAM). She is especially interested in the topics of landscape ecology. She has published work on vegetation dynamics, microclimatology, road network, and land cover change of the monarch butterfly overwintering habitat in Mexico. She is teacher of postgraduate courses in Remote Sensing and GIS, and has mentored numerous undergraduate and graduate students. Currently, she is conducting a research project on the effects of land use change over the local climate at the Monarch Butterfly Reserve.
Isabel Ramirez holds a bachelor degree in Geography from the University of Guadalajara (Mexico, 1995), a Ph. degree in Geography from the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain, 2001), and completed her training as Fellow LEAD International (2006).