Photo credits: Jaguar Corridor Program-Guatemala
My research interests lie in the field of behavioral conservation. I am particularly interested in studying seeking-fitness behaviors in carnivores and how these are impacted by anthropogenic disturbances, with a special emphasis on how this knowledge can be fed into behavior conservation management strategies. My research work has focused on the movement and spatial use of felids such as the jaguar (Panthera onca) and the African lion (Panthera leo), on how these species use the landscape and are affected by diverse anthropogenic disturbances. My future research interests lie in the development of ecological models, such as individual based models (IBM’s), that aid in the understanding of the underlying mechanisms of the species space use and that help predict how carnivore populations may respond under different scenarios of environmental change.