Elena Quintero

Elena am

Masters Student

MSc Erasmus Mundus, Tropical biodiversity and ecosystems – Tropimundo, September 2015 – August 2017

Advisors: Dr. Jonathan Rhodes

Project Description:

I am a biologist majored in ecology and behavioural biology, I obtained my degree at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Spain and now I am studying part of my master degree in Queensland University. I have a particular interest in adaptation to changing environments, evolutionary processes and conservation of threatened animal populations. I have worked with different animal taxa along my short career, however I am especially interested in vertebrates, as birds. In Jonathan’s research group I will use data they collected for several years to model mammal communities and try to find environmental or human factors that may be affecting their presence in Southern East Queensland. Shifting the focus to the community allows using data for rare species and may help to identify major threats that affect communities, other than single species, for conservational purposes.

Email: elenaquintero.qb@gmail.com