Marcia Carolina Munoz Neyra
B3.10: BIODIVERSITY AND AREA DYNAMICS OF VERTEBRATES
Field of interest
I am interested in tropical ecology and plant-animal interactions. I have been fascinated with the rich biodiversity found in tropical regions and would like to contribute to the conservation of species as well as natural areas from an ecological perspective. My central focus has been frugivory and the different ecological processes involved between fleshy-fruit plants and frugivorous birds in neotropical areas (e.g. fruiting phenology, diet choice, seed germination and seedling recruitment). My current research is focused on understanding the potential impact that climate change may have on plant-frugivore networks and the consequences for seedling recruitment in cloud forests. My study area is in one of the Hotspots of biodiversity—the Tropical Andes forest in Colombia. For this research, I would be working in one of my favorite forest in Colombia, the Ucumari Regional Park and the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Otún Quimbaya.
Cauca guan (Penelope perspicax)