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Achievements and Awards

  • 2006-2008

    Top Master in Evolutionary Biology Scholarship
    University of Groningen

  • 2007-2008

    Marco Polo Travel Grant
    University of Groningen

Current Roles

  • Team Leader of Species Interactions & Community Ecology Team
    Acting team leader

Academic Qualifications

  • 2013

    PhD Ecology and Evolution
    University of Groningen

  • 2008

    Top Master in Evolutionary biology
    University of Groningen

  • 2005

    Undergraduate studies in Biology (Major in Ecology)
    Universidad Central de Venezuela

Professional Experiences

  • 2003-2005

    Teacher assistant in Ecology and Evolution
    Universidad Central de Venezuela

  • 2012-2012

    Contract Work
    Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

  • 2013-2016

    OCE Postdoctoral Fellow

  • 2016-ongoing

    Research scientist
    Australian National Herbarium, National Research Collections fo Australia, CSIRO

Other highlights

  • 2017-2019

    Leader of Envinronomics FSP project "Metagenomics of Plant-Pollinator Networks"


  • 2017-2018

    GISERA Queensland Project Grant

  • 2017-2019

    CSIRO Future Science Platform Environomics project

  • 2018-2018

    CBA Training Support Grant for Alpine animal workshop, with Kate Umbers and Adrienne Nicotra

  • 2018-2019

    Partnership Grant Western Sydney University (with Dr Kate umbers)

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2018-2019

    Co-organiser of NRCA Vacation Scholarship Program