Education2010 PhD in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Columbia University (graduated with Distinction)
2008 MPhil in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Columbia University
2007 Graduate Certificate in Environmental Policy, Columbia University
2005 M.A. in Conservation Biology, Columbia University
2003 Licentiate in Biological Sciences (Honors). Department of Ecology, Genetics and Evolution. University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina
2001 Certificate Program in Conservation Biology, CERC, Columbia University
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY: Adjunct assistant professor, SCPS (2010-pres)
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY: Adjunct assistant professor, E3B (2010-pres)
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY: Adjunct research scientist, CERC (2010-pres)
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Postdoctoral fellow, SICG (2010-pres)
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Graduate researcher, SICG (2004-2010)
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY: Graduate researcher (2004-2010)
FOUNDACION AQUAMARINA: Board member and research associate (2000-pres)
FOUNDACION BIODIVERSIDAD: Research associate (2002-pres)
Molecular Ecology, PLoS ONE, Heredity, Marine Mammal Science, Marine Ecology Progress Series, EcoHealth, Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Sciences.
Selected scientific presentations
Oral presentation: Environmental factors to population structure in cetaceans: conservation genetics of franciscana dolphins (Pontoporia blainvillei) in Argentina. 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Quebec, Canada.
Invited oral presentation: Use of cetacean genetic and demographic data for MPA design. Workshop: Identification of areas of high marine conservation value in the “Canales y Fiordos Australes” ecorregion in Chile and Argentina. Organized by WCS.
Invited keynote presentation: Herramientas genéticas para la conservación de cetáceos: de poblaciones a especies y áreas protegidas marinas. Symposium: “Darwin, la Selección Natural del Conocimiento: el Origen de Grandes Ideas”. Tadeo Lozano University, Bogota, Colombia.
Oral presentation: Environmental determinants of population structure in small cetaceans: conservation genetics of the franciscana dolphin (Pontoporia blainvillei) in Northern Argentina. 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Cape Town, South Africa.
Analyzing demographic impacts and genetic consequences of high levels of by-batch in the Franciscana Dolphin, Pontoporia blainvillei, in Argentina. 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Diego, USA
Population structure and phylogeography of the Curiyú boa, Eunectes notaeus, in Northern Argentina: management implications. 18th Annual Meeting, Society for Conservation Biology. Columbia University
2009, 2007. Graduate course in Conservation Biology.
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology; Columbia University.
2009, 2008, 2007, 2006. Graduate course in Ecology and Biodiversity. School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA); Columbia University.
2010, 2008. Graduate course in Marine Conservation Ecology. Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology; Columbia University.
2007. Undergraduate course in Conservation Biology. Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology; Columbia University.
2009. Course on Wildlife Conservation, Barnard School, New York.
2008. United Nations International School.
Photo: Megaptera novaeangliae in West Africa (© Martin Mendez)