Juliana Vélez

PhD Student, Conservation Sciences

In my PhD research, I will work on a project to improve wildlife management by addressing coupled human and natural systems in the Colombian Orinoquia Region. I will collect satellite telemetry and vegetation data that can be used to parameterize models of animal movement and habitat selection, to better understand the impact of habitat loss and future land use changes on large terrestrial mammals. I completed a MSc in Biology at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, where I studied the influence of changing food availability (seasonally and spatially) on the diet and habitat use of lowland tapirs (Tapirus terrestris) in the Colombian Amazon. I am interested in topics related to wildlife ecology and management.

Juliana Velez