Carolina Gutierrez PhD Candidate in Ecology


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  • PhD in Ecology, Graduating Summer 2019. GDPE - CSU
  • Master in Biological Sciences. 2011. Universidad del Tolima (Ibagué, Colombia)
  • BS in Biology. 2007. Universidad del Tolima (Ibagué, Colombia)


I am a Biologist from Colombia, highly interested in intercultural and ideas exchange, and excited about the chance of getting to meet new people, places and activities. My main research experience has been with biological research, but I am also looking for chances to improve my people skills. I have the ability to manage biodiversity studies and aquatic ecosystems monitoring; with some experience in coral reefs, seagrass beds, mangrove and marine mammal’s research. I am very interested in acquiring and improving abilities and skills in the personal, academic and professional areas during my PhD in Colorado State University (Fort Collins), to contribute to the development of my country through not only through my future research work, but also through the sharing of ideas, experiences and cultures while in my time in the US. I am deeply interested in building a career in academia, where I believe both research and education have a key role in shaping the progress and sustainability of natural resources for future generations.

As a first-generation student from a developing country, raised by a single Mom and widowed Grandmother within a farmer’s family, I am passionate about diversity and inclusion and opportunities for women and minorities, particularly in countries such as Colombia. I believe that providing good quality education is key to foster love of learning and, in my particular case, I believe aquatic biota is a great tool for teaching science to all ages and at all levels of education.

I am fortunate to be part of the EVOTRAC (Evolutionary and Ecological Variability in Organismal Trait Response with Altitude and Climate) project because from someone coming from the tropics EVOTRAC presents a unique opportunity to learn about stream ecology research in temperate vs. tropical studies and do collaborative research.


FUNCTIONAL DIVERSITY OF AQUATIC INSECT ACROSS ENVIRONMENTAL GRADIENTS OF ELEVATION, TEMPERATURE AND CANOPY COVERAGECarolina Gutiérrez, Rachel Harrington, Boris Kondratieff, Colleen Webb, Cameron Ghalambor And N. Leroy PoffIn Prep., 2019
COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE OF THE BAETIDAE FAMILY (INSECTA: EPHEMEROPTERA) IN A COLOMBIAN ANDEAN BASINAdriana Marcela Forero Cespedes, Carolina Gutierrez, Gladys Reinoso FlorezHidrobiológica 2016, 26 (3): 459-474, 2016
NEW RECORDS OF BAETIDAE (EPHEMEROPTERA: INSECTA) FROM COLOMBIA AND THE DEPARTMENT OF TOLIMAAdriana Marcela Forero Cespedes, Carolina Gutierrez, Gladys Reinoso FlorezRevista De La Asociación Colombiana De Ciencias Biológicas, 2014
ZOOPLANKTON TAXONOMIC COMPOSITION AND FATTY ACID CONTENT IN BAHIA MÁLAGA (COLOMBIAN PACIFIC)Carolina Gutierrez, Gladys Reinoso Florez, Jonh Jairo Mendez Arteaga, Jordi Eras Joli,Revista Tumbaga (2013), 8, 75-96, 2013
GENERA OF EPHEMEROPTERA NYMPHS (INSECTA) FROM THE TOLIMA REGION, COLOMBIA: PRELIMINARY LISTCarolina Gutierrez, Gladys Reinoso FlorezColombia Biota Colombiana ISSN: 0124-5376 ed: Revista Biota Colombiana v.11 fasc.2 p.23 - 32 ,2010,
TOLIMA, DIVERSITY IN THE HEART OF THE ANDESGladys Reinoso Florez, Jorge Enrique Garcia Melo, Mauricio Alejandro Vejarano, Francisco Antonio Villa Navarro, Giovany Guevara Cardona, Yair Guillermo Molina Martinez, Luis Jose Garcia Melo, Emma Yicel Galindo Espinoza, Derly Constanza Yara Ortiz, Ximena Carranza Hernandez, Jaider Manuel Pena Cerpa, Carolina Gutierrez, Edwin Orlando Lopez Delgado, Yessica Tatiana Parra Trujillo, Karina Alexandra Gutierrez Diaz, Claudia Lorena Yara Ortiz, Jesus Manuel Vasquez RamosColombia 2009. ed:Leon Editores, 2009978-958-9243-52-7
PREDICTING LETHALITY FROM VESSEL AND GEAR TRAUMA IN NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALESMichael J. Moore, Susan Barco, Robert Bowman,Regina Campbell-Malone, Carolina Gutiérrez, Charles T. Harry, Amy R Knowlton, Scott Landry, Eden Maloney, William A McLellan, David S. Rotstein,and Kathleen M. TouheyNOAA Serious Injury Technical Workshop, Seattle WA, Sept 10-12 2007, 2007
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