PhD. Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research, Ecology Center. Caracas, Venezuela.
Biologist with PhD in Ecology from Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research. Ten years of research experience in conservation biology of vertebrate and invertebrate species, with emphasis in modeling and quantitative ecology. Experience leading and conducting research focused on animal species distribution patterns, species threats monitoring, and human dimension of wildlife conservation, helping NGOs and research teams design evidence-based, efficient conservation actions through innovative analytical approaches to make the most out of the available data. Studies and research experience in Venezuela, South Africa, and the USA.
Neotropical Bird Club Conservation Award (2016, 2018, 2019)
Round Up for Conservation - Smithsonian Institute (2017)
Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (2014)
2013 EOL Rubenstein Fellow program (2013)
Postdoctoral fellowship Threatened Species Program, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI).
Researcher Promotion Program Fellowship, Venezuela (2011-2012)
Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULI) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Society for Conservation Biology
Sociedad Venezolana de Ecología
Red Siskin Initiative