Yessica Rico Mancebo del Castillo
I am a Biologist by training and recently I finished my PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. I am always excited to be involved in research questions with conservation biology implications in different taxonomic groups of flora and fauna. In particular, I have ample experience applying molecular biology tools and spatial analysis to evaluate how human modification of the environment affects population processes such as dispersal and gene flow, i.e. functional connectivity, across spatial scales. By combining ecological and genetic data we will be able to more comprehensively understand habitat loss and fragmentation effects on the viability and persistence of natural populations and thus offer useful practices for species conservation.