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I. Mauricio Vela-Vargas

  • M.Sc., PHD (est)
  • Researcher
  • Proyecto de Conservación de Aguas y Tierras - ProCAT Colombia
  • 29PublicationsNumber of items in I. Mauricio's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 12Followers

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Research interests

Functional EcologyBiodiversityFelidsSpatial analisysBearsColombiaMammalsConservation biologyBiodiversityCarnivore EcologyBatsStadisticsWildlife ManagementConservation


Mauricio´s work has focusing in the evaluation of the effects in different productive systems in the ecology of different mammals groups and the conflicts with human populations. He has experience in develop monitoring programs of mammals in national protected areas, conservation assesments focusing particularly in neotropical bats and carnivores, highlighting the functionality than they provide to the balance of ecosystems, and creating tools for their management and conservation.

Co-authors (6)

Publications (5)

  • Generalidades del Oso Andino (Tremarctos ornatus: Ursidae)

    • Vela-Vargas I
    • Jimenez-Alvarado J
    • Zárrate-Charry D
    • et al.
  • Analysis of the distribution of the Grison (Galictis vittata) (Carnivora: Mustelidae) in the Colombian Caribbean

    • Jiménez-Alvarado J
    • Arias-Ocampo A
    • Pineda-Guerrero A
    • et al.
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  • Implementación de estudios en conectividad como herramientas efectivas en la conservación de la biodiversidad.

    • Vela-vargas I
    • Marín-carvajal L
  • Magdalena Valley

    • Valley M
    • Forest M
    • Forest M
  • El OSO

    • Life-coex E

Professional experience


Proyecto de Conservación de Aguas y Tierras - ProCAT Colombia

January 2014 - Present

Country Coordinator

Proyecto de Conservacion de Aguas y Tierras - ProCAT Colombia

January 2011 - Present

Education history

Ph.D. Wildlife Management and Conservation

University of Arizona

August 2016 - Present

Magister in Biological Sciences

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

January 2011 - March 2013(2 years)