Gabriela Palomo-Munoz

Gabriela Palomo-Munoz

  • Contact Information
  • My Story
  • Background
  • Interests

Contact Information

DegreeDoctorate of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences with a specialization in Applied Ecology
Address243b North Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege St
Lincoln NE
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Advisor(s)Drew Tyre


My Story

Humans are increasingly expanding into areas where many carnivore species are present, and scientists need to plan and design conservation strategies aimed to protect sensitive species, as well as creating mitigation plans that may help humans coexist with tolerant carnivore species. My research focuses on the need to understand how human activities are affecting carnivores to help species recover from the effects of anthropogenic pressures. My dissertation is titled Impacts of Anthropogenic Pressures on Ocelots (Leopardus pardalis) in the Maya Biosphere Reserve in Guatemala.

Affiliated with the Biology Department at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala




DegreeMajorInstitutionYear Awarded
Master of ArtsHigher EducationUniversidad del Valle de Guatemala2016
Master of ScienceWildlife ManagementUniversidad de San Carlos de Guatemala2010
Bachelor of ScienceBiologyUniversidad del Valle de Guatemala2007



TitleAwarded byYear Awarded
Janice Lee Fenske Memorial Award FinalistMidwest Fish and Wildlife Conference2020
Scholarship to study Natural Resources SciencesFulbright2017
Best Master ThesisUniversidad de San Carlos de Guatemala2015
Scholarship to study Higher EducationUniversidad del Valle de Guatemala2015


Professional Organizations

American Society of Mammalogy
Asociación Guatemalteca de Mastozoólogos
The Wild Felid Research and Management Association
The Wildlife Society (Quantitative Ecology Group)



Areas of Interest/Expertise

  • Carnivore Ecology
  • Tropical Ecology
  • Quantitative Ecology
  • Hierarchical Models
  • Higher Education