Dissertation Title: Frugivory and seed dispersal by woolly monkeys at Tinigua Park, Colombia
Current Employment: Direct of the Laboratory of Tropical Forest Ecology and Primatology at Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia)
As director of the Laboratory of Tropical Forest Ecology and Primatology at Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia), I am interested in research on Plant Ecology, Primatology, Animal Behavior, and Evolutionary Ecology. My laboratory was founded in 2004 and since then more than 70 undergraduate and graduate students have worked in a great variety of research topics on Tropical Forest Ecology. My research interests are focused on the ecology of Neotropical primates and their roles on forest regeneration thorough seed dispersal processes. We also hold a network of 30 1ha permanent vegetation plots around Colombia´s lowland forests, as well as hundreds of fruit and plant collections. Our main goals are focused on testing models and hypothesis of ecological processes that will allow us to establish conservation priorities for Colombian forests.