Felipe is particularly interested in using the knowledge on ecological functioning in conservation and environmental management planning. His research interests include the following areas: species distribution patterns, landscape ecology and functional ecology. He holds a Master's degree in conservation and wildlife management, and has worked on habitat characterisations and wildlife inventories in various regions of his home country, Colombia. This experience has allowed Felipe to contribute to the knowledge of the taxonomy, ecology and distribution of some Neotropical mammal species. Now, he is developing a predictive model to quantify the effects of landscape structure on the relationship between species diversity and functional diversity. This model will help to elucidate how controlling the spatial arrangement of landscape elements is important to enhance the conservation of different aspects of biodiversity.