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I am broadly interested in the patterns of species distributions and the processes behind the generation and persistence of those patterns. Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Crowther Lab at ETH Zürich. I am particularly interested in mapping diversity patterns and understanding the relation between environments and the distribution of biodiversity on earth. I am also interested in how remote sensing data can help us improve biodiversity mapping and monitoring. For my PhD I studied how environments can be used to predict different dimensions of diversity in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Although I work with diverse groups of organisms I have a particular interest in amphibians and I am involved with several projects related to amphibian phylogeography and amphibian responses to past and current climate change (see my research page for more info).

I graduated with a BS in Biology from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia where I studied the phylogeography of the Red-eyed tree frog and how the environment may be influencing the phylogeographic patterns. During my Master´s at the same university I studied the environmental and ecological determinants of population genetic divergence in amphibians of Panama. I hold a Biology (Ecology Evolution and Behavior) PhD from the City University of New York (CUNY). I joined the program and the Carnaval Lab in the Fall 2015 with a Fulbright Colombia fellowship. At CUNY, besides working on my dissertation, I was part of the WallaceEcoMod development team mainly focusing on the development of tools with conservation applications and general software development.
Last updated August 2021