Gaby Orihuela, BS

Production Manager
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road
Miami, FL 33156 USA
305.667.1651 ext. 3389
gorihuela@fairchildgarden.org

Education

Florida International University, 2005 – 2007, Master Program, Environmental Studies Department. Thesis is pending.

Miami Dade College – 2004-2005 and currently enrolled Landscape design and Horticulture Program – Restoration Ecology track. Courses taken in nursery practices, horticulture, entomology, Florida native plants and landscape design.

Ricardo Palma University, Lima, Peru, 1994. B.S. in Biology.

Career History

2006 – Present, Marketing Department – Production Manager, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

2003 – 2006,  Membership Department – Associate, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

1998 -2002, Primatology specialist and Assistant Manager, Center for Tropical Conservation, Duke University, Habitat Fragmentation Long Term Study - Research on the Ecology and Conservation Biology of the Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta seniculus) in forest fragments in Lake Guri, Venezuela. Project Director: John Terborgh, Ph.D.

2001,  Field Researcher and Assistant Manager, Center for Tropical Conservation, Duke University, ParksWatch - Environmental project, assessing the conservation status of national parks in Latin America.  Field work in Venezuela. Project Director: John Terborgh, Ph.D.

1996, Mammal Specialist

1997, Conservation International, EISA -Environmental Impact and Social Assessment at Mobil Oil Exploration Lot 78 in Amazonian Peru. Project Manager: Carol Mitchell, Ph.D.

1994 – 1996, Naturalist Guide and Field Researcher, Rainforest Expeditions – Tambopata Research Center. In charge of the Tropical Ecology workshops in southeastern Peruvian rainforest. Mammal focused studies, including bat and rodent ecology. Field Study on the Bamboo rat, Dactylomys dactylinus. Project Manager: Mario Napravnik, M. Sc.

Publications

Orihuela-Lopez, Gabriela, Terborgh, John, Ceballos, Natalia. 2005.  Food Selection by a Hyperdense Population of Red Howler Monkeys (Alouatta seniculus). Journal of Tropical Ecology 21:445-450.

Terborgh, J., L. Lopez, P. Nunez, M. Rao, G. Shahabuddin, G. Orihuela, M. Riveros, R. Ascanio, G. Adler, T. D. Lambert, and L. Balbas. 2001. Ecological meltdown in predator-free forest fragments.  Science 294: 1923-1926.

Ascorra, César, Orihuela, Gabriela. 1995. Mammal Survey at Tambopata Research Center. In: Rainforest Biology Workshops, Publicación de Rainforest Expeditions. Pp. 16-21.

Indacochea, A., Vargas, N., Napravnik, M., Perea, A., Orihuela, G., Moscoso, V.,  Maravi, C., Rabí, M.. 1990. Inventario de la Flora y Fauna del Ecosistema de Manglares del Perú. CONCYTEC # 5038-07-87. Informe final.

Skills

Microsoft Office, QuarkXPress, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

Geographic Information System software, Arc GIS and Remote Sensing software, ERDAS IMAGINE.

Fluent oral and written skills in English and Spanish.