Rocio Ponce-Reyes

Research Scientist, CSIRO

I am a conservation scientist with a broad set of interests and skills seeking opportunities to make an effective contribution to biodiversity conservation — influencing policy and decision making— through high quality research.
I study patterns in biodiversity in order to understand the ecological processes behind them.

Studying patterns such as species distribution and mapping threats allows me to develop cost-effective conservation strategies. For example, in the past I have modelled the potential distribution of Mexican cloud forests to identify priority areas for conservation. Currently I am identifying and prioritising the most cost-effective management strategies to protect biodiversity in one of the most transformed regions in Australia.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CSIRO


  • 2012 
    UQ, Conservation