MY RESEARCH BLOG

March 26, 2020

Con mi amigo y colega Lain Pardo escribimos un artículo explicando la literatura existente y resumiendo los verdaderos impactos de la palma de aceite en Colombia. Este fue publicado en la Revista Palmas de Fedepalma, la agremiación más grande de palmicultores en Colomb...

March 4, 2020

I am happy to share that I recently started a new job at the Humboldt Research Institute in Bogotá, Colombia. I will be leading the Chapman Project funded by Colombia's Ministry of Science and in collaboration with the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, UniAndes, Univer...

October 9, 2019

Mongabay LATAM recently released a special issue about the sins of oil palm in Latin america, presenting an introduction, and stories from four countries. Given my expertise on the impacts of oil palm on biodiversity in Colombia and Borneo, I was contacted for an opini...

July 18, 2019

 I am happy to share that a new paper I am co-author on is out on the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution. In a paper I led in 2016, we showed that IUCN extinction risk estimates could benefit from using updated geospatial data. Here, we come together to describe a...

May 25, 2019

I was able to do my PhD at Duke University thanks to a Colciencias-Fulbright fellowship from the Colombian and United States governments. The path to this fellowship started long ago with my passion for science and animals, all taught by my parents. Here's a little bit...

May 6, 2019

Colombia is the country with the highest bird species richness globally. During the Global Big Day, organized by eBird Colombian bird watchers will try to register as many species as possible, deploying birders all over the country. In this article by one of Colombia's...

February 8, 2019

I am super excited and proud to announce that I am one of 23 women featured in the new book by ESRI Press "Women and GIS: Mapping their stories". This book tells the tale of women who use GIS to do powerful science in different disciplines, it describes their path as s...

October 23, 2018

Earlier this year I led a paper titled "Quantifying impacts of oil palm expansion on Colombia's threatened biodiversity" (see post here). A recent study by collaborator Lain Pardo caught the eye of the Colombian newspaper "El Tiempo" that recently published a news piec...

September 24, 2018

Chilean sustainability website Sustempo interviewed me for a piece about palm oil and its impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity in Asia and the Neotropics. The piece deals with why palm oil demand continues to increase and how we can produce palm oil sustainably. Read...

September 21, 2018

A new paper by members of BirdLife International presents a mathematical model to predict species' extinctions. Audubon Magazine covered the paper and called me for an interview as an independent researcher. Check out the magazine article here! 

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