About

My passion is focused on arthropods. Most of my research has been focused on animal behaviour, sexual selection and using multiple disciplines to close the gap between basic and applied science. I am an environmental biologist from Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Colombia. I conducted research on the sexual behaviour of the moth Drymoea viliterna. Following that, I pursued a master's degree in biological sciences at Los Andes University (Bogota, Colombia), where I focused on analysing the courtship and mating behaviour of the Tetragnathidae species Leucauge mariana. This study encompassed populations from both Colombia and Costa Rica.

Upon completing my master's degree, I pursued a PhD at James Cook University in Cairns, Australia. During my doctoral studies, I researched the behaviour, physiology, and venom composition of Australian funnel-web spiders. Specifically, I aimed to gain a comprehensive understanding of the ecological role of venom in Australian funnel-web spiders, considering various factors.

Teaching
  • BS2460: Fundamentals of Ecology (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • BS5460: Fundamentals of Ecology (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
Interests
Professional
  • Entomology, Data analysis
Research
  • Animal behaviour, Venomics, Data Analysis
Teaching
  • Biology, Zoology, Experimental Design, Data Analysis
Experience
  • 2023 - Academy, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2021 to 2023 - Demonstrator Diversity of life course, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2022 - Research Assistant, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2022 - Tutoring Design and Analyses in Ecological Studies, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2018 - Researcher, Jyväskylä University (Finland)
  • 2017 - Plant physiology researcher, Botanical Garden José Celestino Mutis (Colombia)
  • 2017 - Short term fellowship, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Costa Rica)
  • 2014 to 2016 - Graduate teaching assistant, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
  • 2013 to 2014 - Young Researcher, Centro de Biosistemas (Colombia)
  • 2012 to 2013 - Research Assistant, Centro de Biosistemas (Colombia)
  • 2011 - Entomology laboratory assistant, Centro de Biosistemas (Colombia)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Publications

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  • 5+ collaborations
  • 4 collaborations
  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
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Location
  • E1.102L, Health & Sciences (Cairns campus)

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