Lain E. Pardo

Lain Pardo is a Biologist, with a Master in Conservation and Wildlife Management. Currently, he is completing his Ph.D. in Tropical Ecology at James Cook University, Australia. In his research, Lain used a large camera trap array to investigate how oil palm plantations and other landscape and local factors influenced the diversity and habitat use of mammals across the main oil palm-production area of Colombia; his home country. His goal was to quantify the impacts of oil palm on biodiversity and develop management recommendations for biodiversity conservation. 

Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science (TESS)
College of Science and Engineering
James Cook University
Cairns, Australia
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