PhD Candidate

E-mail: linavalencia85@gmail.com

Conservation project website: www.conservaciontitigris.org

Lina’s research explores how genetic tools can contribute to the conservation of primates, specifically addressing how animals respond to environmental change and habitat fragmentation. For her dissertation, she is evaluating how the silvery brown tamarin (Saguinus leucopus), an endangered endemic primate from her home country of Colombia, moves through human modified landscapes. Using a genomic approach, she will identify what environmental factors favor or restrict tamarin dispersal and gene flow, in order to contribute to the development and implementation of habitat corridors.  In addition to her PhD research, Lina is developing a community based project to promote the conservation of silvery brown tamarins in degraded habitats.

To learn more about Lina’s conservation project please visit www.conservaciontitigris.org.