We are back from Mitu

We are back from the Colombian Amazon in an expedition to assess Orlando’s study sites.

The Amazon…did we need to say more?! What a fantastic expedition. We spent nine days in Vaupés, Colombia-one of the most isolated parts of the Colombian Amazon where Orlando wants to do one of the chapters of his dissertation. We were joined by Scott Robinson so…yes…we were interested in those hyper diverse bird communities, particularly those that lived white sand forests. Orlando’s questions about climate change and bird-species assemblages in the Amazon are timely, the study site magical, and the local indigenous communities welcoming. We can’t wait to be back!

Miguel Acevedo
Miguel Acevedo
Assistant Professor of Quantitative Wildlife Population Ecology

My research interests include global change, lizard malaria, and quantitative applications for conservation planning.