I studied Environmental Engineering at the Escuela de Ingenieria de Antioquia. I obtained a M.sc at the Department of Geological Sciences and a Ph.D at the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Florida. After one year as a postdoctoral researcher at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama I returned to Colombia.
Several specific questions interest me. (1) What are the various forcing mechanisms of tropical environmental and climate change on different time scales? (2) What is the timing, rate, and structure of tropical climate and environmental change on different time scales? (3) How do tropical ecosystems and societies respond to natural and human-induced environmental and climate change?
EDUCATION / WORK
M.S. Literature and Creative Writing. Department of Philosophy and Humanities. Universidad del Norte. Barranquilla, COL
Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Ecology. School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Florida. Gainesville, US
ADVISOR: Dr. Mark Brenner - Dr. David A. Hodell
M.S. Geology/Limnology. Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida. Gainesville, US
ADVISOR: Dr. Mark Brenner
B.S. Environmental Engineer. Escuela de Ingeniería de Antioquia. Medellín, Colombia
ADVISOR: Dr. Jose Ignacio Martinez
Associate Professor. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Universidad del Norte
Assistant Professor. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Universidad del Norte
Senior Researcher. MinCiencias
Courtesy Professor. Department of Geological Sciences. University of Florida.
Research Associate. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI).
Queen Elizabeth Advanced Scholar. University of Regina, Canada.
Director. Institute for Sustainable Development. Universidad del Norte
Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting Scientist). Center for Tropical Paleoecology and Archeology. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)