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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 particularly interested in how remote sensing can be incorporated in biodiversity research to improve our understanding of the relation between environments and diversity and hopefully help us improve biodiversity 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. I will soon be starting a postdoctoral postition at the Crowther Lab at ETH Zürich (more info soon!)
Last updated April 2021