Julieta Pedrana

Ecologist - Ornithologist

email: [email protected]
mobile: +353 7 1914 0542


I was born in Rosario, Argentina. I did a Bachelor of Science degree at the National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina. During my diploma thesis I evaluated the association between habitat variables at local and landscape scales and diurnal raptors inhabiting the South America’s temperate grasslands in Argentina. Then, I was granted with a PhD Scholarship from National Council of Scientific Research from Argentina (CONICET) to develop my doctoral project on predicting species distributions for sustainable management and conservation decisions in Southern Patagonia. From 2017 to 2023, worked as a Senior researcher of the CONICET at the Department of Environmental Science, National Technological University, Argentina. Ever since, the main themes of my research have been the application of GIS-based modelling in nature conservation focusing on the predictive models for species occurrence and habitat suitability. My expertise lies in Remote Sensing and GIS tools, migration studies (waterbirds and penguins), wildlife habitat modelling and landscape ecology (marine mammals, sea turtles and marine birds), statistical analyses programming and modelling in R, Distance sampling, and current and future land cover scenarios analysis. Also, I led a research group focus on the conservation of Ruddy-headed goose (Chloephaga rubidiceps), a species on the edge of extinction. Please find our research work on this link During the last 10 years I have been working as a biologist and zodiac driver on board different expedition ships to The Falkland Island, South Georgia Island, Antarctica Peninsula and Chilean Fiords