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Research Coordinator, M.Sc.. Luisa Moreno

I was born in Guatemala from “tico” parents and grew up in Venezuela. When I was 17 I came back to Costa Rica to get my college degree. I studied biology at the University of Costa Rica. When I graduated I immediately worked as an assistant in a project studying howler monkey population in Guanacaste. In 1991 and 1992 I worked in Monteverde as an assistant to the tropical biology and EAP-California courses. From 1991 to 1998 I worked as a professor in the ecological tourism career at the University of Costa Rica in Liberia teaching Costar Rican Fundamental Ecology and Natural History. In 1994 I made a study about the altitudinal migration of the Myadestes melanops (Black-faces Solitaire) and their relation with the abundance of fruits it feeds off of in the Atlantic side of the Cordillera de Tilarán in order to get my master’s in biology at the UCR. In 1999 I came back to Monteverde to work as a Field Biologist and academic course coordinator and have been living in Monteverde ever since. From 2002 till 2012 I spent my time taking care of my family. I work with bird ecology and I have a special interest in altitude migration. Currently I have a particular interest in researching about long term Climate Change effects in bird population in the Cloud Forest. I also coordinate the MOSI project.  http://monteverde-institute-blog.org/environmental/mosi-monteverde