Ramiro D. Crego is a postdoctoral researcher at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Conservation Ecology Center, with focused research objectives across the Laikipia Plains in East Africa. He aims to advance the current knowledge on wildlife movements and land-cover/land-use change across grassland ecosystems in Kenya. He will spend a portion of time at the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya, where he will assist with workshops.
Crego has been conducting research focused on the conservation of ecosystems and has worked in the high Andes of Argentina, studying interactions of large mammals. He has also assessed current and future distribution of wet meadows under the effects of climate change in the arid and semiarid Patagonia to guide future conservation initiatives in the region.
Crego, RD, JE Jiménez, and R Rozzi. 2018. Potential niche expansion of the American mink invading a remote island free of native-predatory mammals. Plos One: DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194745 RD. .
Crego, RD, JE Jiménez, and R Rozzi. 2016. A synergistic trio of invasive mammals? Facilitative interactions among beavers, muskrats, and mink at the southern end of the Americas. Biological Invasions, 2016: 18.Crego, RD, CK Nielsen, and KA Didier. 2014. Climate change and conservation implications for wet meadows in dry Patagonia. Environmental Conservation, 41.