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Viviana @ Ithaca, USA

A native of Costa Rica, Viviana Ruiz-Gutierrez, Ph.D. is an ornithologist whose research focuses on the impacts of environmental changes on bird populations in Latin America.  She is a staff quantitative ecologist at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Prior to returning to Cornell, where she earned her Ph.D., she was a senior scientist at Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and a researcher in the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University. Viviana spends much of her time supporting capacity building efforts of the Lab's Neotropical Conservation Initiative Program.