Graduate Student in the Petersen & Jenkins labs
Felber Jair Arroyave Bermudez is a Colombian biologist. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Environmental Systems graduate program at UC Merced. He is interested in complex systems and environmental problems. Before coming UC Merced, he got his Msc in Environment and Development from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Governance and power dynamics in systems like Illegal trade of wildlife and National parks is the central topic of his dissertation. His dissertation bases on a socioecological perspective founded in network analysis and other frames from complexity. He expects that his results will be useful to policy makers and practitioner for tackling illegal behaviors that threaten biodiversity and for promoting conservation and societal outcomes.