Pamela Rueda-Cediel

Quantitative Ecologist and Population Modeler


About me

I have a broad experience of over 10 years using population models and multivariate statistics to characterize the population dynamics of endangered and invasive species. I use this information to evaluate the impact of various types of external disturbances (eg, chemical agents, pests and environmental variations) and inform stakeholders about their management.

Technical Skills

R: Advanced

Matlab: Intermediate

Python: Beginner

Spanish: Native

English: Fluent

French: Intermediate

Personal Skills

Problem resolution


Critical thinking

Project Design and Management


2020 – Present

Post-Doctoral Associate at the University of Minnesota. Entomology Department. Heimpel Lab.

Parameterization of matrix models for the invasive vampire fly in the Galapagos Islands. Evaluation of different sources of mortality.
Time series analysis for the soybean aphid and its biological control agent.
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2016 – 2020

Post-Doctoral Associate at the University of Minnesota. Ecology Department.

Comparative analysis of life histories, demography and sensitivities to disturbances in plant populations with different conservation status.

Jan. – Apr. 2016

Special Consultant at San Diego State University Research Foundation (SDSURF).

Analysis of environmental variables in ecosystems prone to forest fires.

2010 – 2015

Ph.D. in Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, at the University of California Riverside (UCR). USA.

Graduate Advisor: Helen Regan.
Dissertation title: Effects of variability, error and time series length on Population predictions.
See thesis: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/31d961tn

1999 – 2007

B.Sc., Biology, minor in Reproductive Biology of Vertebrates at the Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS), Colombia.

Undergraduate Advisor: Martha Patricia Ramirez-Pinilla.

I review for

Methods in Ecology and Evolution

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