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Francisco Cervantes Peralta

Post-doctoral Researcher in Statistical Ecology, University of Cape Town

Francisco Cervantes holds a PhD in Statistical Ecology by the University of Cape Town. He is an ecologist focused on modelling complex dynamics and movements of wildlife populations. He is particularly interested in crossing disciplinary boundaries, and in those applications that tackle human impacts on biodiversity. Currently, he occupies a joint position between the Centre for Statistics in Ecology, Environment and Conservation and the South African National Biodiversity Institute, where he works on wetlands and waterbird conservation. Apart from this, he has also worked extensively trying to harmonise renewable energy development with biodiversity conservation.


  • –present
    Post-doctoral Researcher at Centre for Statistics in Ecology, Environment and Conservation, University of Cape Town


  • 2020 
    University of Cape Town, PhD in Statistical Ecology