MY RESEARCH BLOG

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...

July 21, 2018

 Scott Winton and I just published a commentary about realizing the potential of ecotourism in post-conflict contexts. It is hard, but we give some tips on how it can succeed, and give examples of scenarios where it has and is succedding. Check it out here! 

June 7, 2018

 With colleagues from the ETH Zurich, where I currently do a postdoc, and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, we just published a short article quantifying the impacts of oil palm plantations on Colombia's threatened biodiversity. We found that the overlpa between planta...

January 10, 2018

Scott Winton, member of the bird-window collisions team at Duke University, leads this paper on how to use apps and technology to target mitigation for bird-window collisions. Using the iNaturalist app and Duke University as an example, we show that you can narrow down...

October 10, 2017

As Colombia brings a 50-year war to a close, its immense biodiversity will be available to all, including avid birdwatchers from all corners of the World. In this paper, we show the economic and conservation potential for birdwatching tourism for rural communities and...

June 30, 2017

This paper, led by former Masters student Thomas Wittig, looks at an issue that has interested collision researchers for years: are all birds equally vulnerable to collisions, or do the most locally common collide more? Read on!

November 9, 2016

This paper is the last chapter of my PhD dissertation and it shows how incorporating geospatial data can refine ranges of birds and better inform conservation decisions. It cam out in the open access journal Science Advances today.

Check it out!

August 3, 2016

I am a co-author on this important paper which evaluates the state of Southeast Asia's birds using their refined ranges, reassessing their threat categories, and identifying encroachment from plantations.

It's open access, check it out here!

April 19, 2016

After two years of monitoring collisions at home and testing readily available decals, I am happy to share the scientific publication that I have written with my parents Alvaro and Lourdes, on our success preventing collisions.

Check it out here!

February 1, 2016

Bird-window collisions take an estimated one billion bird lives each year in the United States alone. In 2012, I started a project to document collisions at Duke. With a team of students and instructor Nicolette Cagle, we were able to identify the building with the mos...

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