​Natalia Botero Acosta

Biologist Universidad de Antioquia

PhD Student. Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Laboratory. University of Southern Mississippi.

Interests: Behavioral ecology and Social structure of marine mammals; special interest in Reproductive ecology, Communication, Social bounding and Group formation/stability.


​Juliana López Marulanda

Biologist Universidad de Antioquia

MSc Student in Animal and Human Behavior. Université de Rennes 1.

Interests: Ethology, bioacoustics and social behavior of marine mammals. Behavioral ecology and Behavioral effects of noise pollution on cetaceans.

Andrés Cañas Rueda

Biologist. Universidad de Antioquia

MSc Marine Biodiversity and Conservation. Universidad de Oviedo.

Environmental Promoter. Jardín Botánico de Medellín.


Interests: Marine mammal ecology, with special interest in Cetacean bioacoustics. Conservation of protected areas and vulnerable species in marine ecosystems and zones of influence. Sustainable management and ecotourism as an economic alternative for coastal regions. Urban agriculture.

Rocío Lancheros Neva

Biologist Universidad del Tolima


Interests: Behavioral ecology of aquatic mammals, with special interest in environmental factors determining group formation, reproduction and feeding strategies.

​Katherine Arévalo González

Biologist Universidad Nacional de Colombia


Interests: Behavioral ecology of aquatic mammals, with special interest in Sirenians. Wildlife and Ecosystem Conservation and Management. Population biology and the use of new technologies for research methodology strategies.

​Dalia Barragán Barrera

Marine Biologist Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano

MSc Student. Laboratorio de Ecología Molecular de Vertebrados Acuáticos. Universidad de los Andes.


Interests: Effects of human activities on marine mammal populations. Integration of ecology, ethology, evolution and molecular techniques as tools for seabirds and marine mammal conservation. Oceanography, Trophic ecology and Marine ecology for understanding the distribution of marine mammals.

Jennifer Rey Goyeneche

Ecologist Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

MSc Student in Primate Conservation. Oxford Brookes University.


Interests: In-situ and ex-situ conservation of endangered wildlife, Environmental education, Dynamic modeling of species and habitats at different scales, Biodiversity conservation tools in rural landscapes.

Angélica Mariño Ramos

Biologist Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Erasmus Mundus MSc in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation.


Interests: Marine mammal biology, particularly Social structure, Bioacoustics and Communication. Behavioral ecology and Population biology for the development and improvement of conservation plans.

Maria Camila Medina

Biology Student Universidad de Antioquia

​​Interests: Behavioral ecology, Population ecology and Marine mammal conservation, with special interest in whale species.

Alejandra Neira

Biologist Universidad Nacional de Colombia

​​Interests: Marine Biodiversity and Conservation; special interest in Artisanal fisheries, Ichthyofauna and the Protection of vulnerable animal species and marine landscapes.

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