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I am interested in using science to understand the function of tropical ecosystems, our impacts on the environment and develop conservation strategies.

For my PhD research, I assessed how tropical forests recover after human disturbance. I studied how seed availability and environmental conditions may influence recruitment in different secondary forests in the Atherton Tablelands (North Queensland, Australia). I explored different ways to increase recruitment and seedling success to facilitate reforestation and regeneration of natural forests.

I finished my MSc in Biology in 2007 and spent the next five years working as a field biologist, a school teacher, and a sustainable development consultant. Since I was an undergraduate student I've been interested in ecology, conservation and animal behavior. I have done research in tropical rainforests in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Australia. I have worked with different Neotropical primates (e.i spider, woolly and howler monkeys)  studying their behavior and ecological roles in tropocal forests. I'm also interst in forest ecology and the recovery of secondary forests. 

 

 

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  • Forest ecology, secondary forest succession, primatology, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem function.
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  • Forest ecology, secondary forest succession, primatology, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem function.
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