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Pamela Rueda-Cediel

Postdoctoral Associate


Curriculum Vitae

Education & Background
  • Ph.D: University of California at Riverside (UCR) 2015
  • B.S., Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS) 1999
  • Guest lecture about demographic models (Arizona State University) 2016
  • Early Career Scholarship, The Wildlife Society, western section 2015
  • Earl C. Anthony Travel Award. UCR. 2015
  • Conference travel grant, Graduate student association, UCR. 2015
  • Graduate Division, GradSlam UCR. Honorable mention. 2015
  • GradFest Biology Department talk at UCR. Second place. 2014
  • Conference travel grant, Graduate student association, UCR. 2013
  • Conference travel grant, Graduate student association, UCR. 2010-2011
  • Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship. UCR. 2004
  • Outstanding student for one semester during B.S. in Biology. Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia.
Research Statement

I am interested in the application of population viability analysis in conservation biology, ecological risk assessments and decision-making. I want to develop a functional framework with concrete guidelines on the use of population viability analysis in such settings. For instance, currently I want to determine the most appropriate way to model population dynamics for listed plant species within the “fast-slow” continuum of life history variation. I am also fascinated by the study of population dynamics (theoretical and empirical aspects of it) and how different ecological variables can correlate with extinction risk. Lastly, as an ecologist and nature lover, I am concerned with how climate change impacts biodiversity, therefore I am interested in the incorporation of climate change in population viability analysis.


Rueda-Cediel. P, Anderson.K, Regan. H, Regan. T, Franklin. J. 2015. Combined influences of model choice, data quality, and data quantity when estimating population trends. PloS ONE 10(7): e0132255. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0132255

Rueda-Cediel. P, Anderson. K, Regan. T, Regan. H. (in prep). The impact of generation time on percent decline estimates from matrix and scalar PVAs and on decision-making rules.

Rueda-Cediel. P, Ramirez-Pinilla. M.P, Kattan. G. 2008. Ovarian and oviductal morphology of a brood parasitic bird, Molothrus bonariensis (Passeriformes, Icterinae). Acta Zoologica, 89: 261-276



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