MSc Candidate, Dept of Biology

Birthplace: Bogota, Colombia

B.Sc. : National University of Colombia

Co-supervisor: Keith Hobson

I am M.Sc.  student in the Biology department. My research focus on evaluating the effects of agricultural intensification on different aspects of the breeding ecology of two sympatric aerial insectivores in the Saskatchewan agro-ecosystems. I am conducting a comparative study using Barn Swallows and Tree Swallows as study species, evaluating if the landscape composition of breeding sites has effects on diet composition of nestlings, as well as on their quality and growth rates. Additionally, by using Motus wildlife tracking technology, I will study the post-fledging survival of Barn and Tree Swallows and potential relationships with pre-fledging nestlings condition.