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Ms Cristina Argudin Violante BSc, MSc

Postgraduate Research Student in Biological Sciences

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Cristina is a Conservation Biologist with a special interest in tropical ecology. She has been involved in several projects focused on terrestrial and marine ecology, biogeography, conservation biology and climate change.

She has experience working in different Protected Areas in Mexico and abroad.

Academic qualifications

2007-2011: BSc in Biology. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico.
2013-2014: MSc in Biodiversity Conservation. Macquarie University, Australia.  
2014-2017: United Nations Development Programme and National Commission for Natural Protected Areas, Mexico (CONANP). Specialist in Climate Change and Protected Areas.


Research interests

Topical forests contain the highest number of species and occupy only a small portion of the Earth’s surface. At the same time, these places are rich in cultural diversity. Interaccions between humans and these ecosystems have developed for thousands of years, shaping the way people live and relate with the natural environment.

I am interested in ecology, climate change, biodiversity and conservation of tropical forests. During my PhD I will investigate how people living in the Calkmul Biosphere Reserve (located in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico) interact with the ecosystem and how these interactions affect jaguars and pumas. My aim is to improve the wellbeing of the local communities through maintaining the vitality of the natural resources of which they have stewardship.

PhD Research: Professor C. Patrick Doncaster
PhD Supervisor: Mitigation of Jaguar Predation in a Changing Climate.
PhD Funding: Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACyT), Mexico.

Research group

Environmental Biosciences

Affiliate research group

Institute for Life Sciences (IfLS)

Ms Cristina Argudin Violante
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ
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