I have worked for scientific institutions and NGOs, in Colombia, Australia, Germany and Kenya which has enriched my understanding on the biological and socioeconomic aspects influencing biodiversity conservation outcomes under different scenarios, mainly in marine and terrestrial protected areas. By practical experience and field work, I have advanced knowledge in the design of ecological assessment studies and long-term monitoring programmes, and understand the key role of ecological based science to achieve natural resource sustainability. I am interested in a further understanding on the ecological, social and economic significance of ecosystem services supply, as a way to influence environmental policy and law enforcement. In a broader sense, in pursuing a career at the interface of science, society, and policy.

Wildlife over-exploitation and the Coronavirus

Underrate threat After habitat loss by agricultural expansion and logging, over-exploitation stands as the main threat for wildlife worldwide. The extraction of fauna from their natural habitats is known as defaunation, if done faster than natural populations can recover, it is known as over-exploitation. Defaunation can be divided into two categories: Subsistence hunting and commercial ...