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Dr. Valeria Di Cola

Adaptable, responsible, and innovative biologist experienced with animal conservation and experimental field research, interested in evolutionary and biogeographical analysis.

Summary

  • Demonstrated competence in field and lab research, computing environmental modelling, experience on phylogenetic and evolutionary analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience in macroevolutionary analyses.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experienced with R and ArcGIS.
  • Good sense of organization, capacity to work in a team, very good skills in scientific English, good theoretical knowledge in spatial ecology.
  • Demonstrated competence in applying environmental policy.

Education:
PhD Biology
From August 2008 to June 2012. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina.
Thesis entitled: “Ecological and evolutionary significance of the habitat requirements of Neotropical snakes”.

Biologist (Diploma), March 2001 to March 2006. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina.

Research Experience
Doctoral Intern Fellowship
2007-2012.
CONICET (National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina).

Research Assistant
2010-2012.
FONCYT. Project: “Environmental foundations to reorder the rural space of the Córdoba Province, Argentina”.

2010-2011.
SECYT. Project: “Niche evolution in Tupinambis species”.

2009-2011.
FONCYT. Project: “Ectoterms strategies in the chaco region against environmental change”.

2008-2009.
SECYT. Project: “Integrating phylogenetic studies and predictive distribution models to re-define the taxonomic status of morphotypes in Epicrates cenchria (Boidae)”.

2007-2009.
FONCYT. Project: “Experimental evaluation of the effects of habitat fragmentation on plat-animal systems in the Chaco forest”.

2006-2007.
SECYT. Project: “Spatial patterns and ecological processes in boas of the Chaco forest”.

2005.
SECYT. Project: “Evaluation of boas population parameters considering the conservation status of the arid Chaco”.

Research Fellow
2010-2011.

Swiss Government Scholarship. University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Supervisor: Prof. Antoine Guisan. Project: “Ensemble forecasting of Neotropical snakes distributions”.

Teaching Experience
2008 - 2009.

Assistant Professor in the Course “Behavioural Biology”. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina.

2008 - 2012.
Lecturer in the Workshop “Tools for fauna conservation”. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina.

2007.
Lecturer Course of Management and Conservation of Wildlife in the argentine “Gran Chaco”, Argentina.

2004 - 2007.
“Ad Honorem” assistant student.

Language Skills
English
. Excellent
French. Fluent
Italian. Basic
Spanish. Native speaker

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Office room: 4301
Phone: +4121 692 4268
Fax: +4121 692 4265
valeria.dicola[@]unil.ch

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Biophore - CH-1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
Tel. +41 21 692 41 60
Fax +41 21 692 41 65