Juan Pablo holds a Licentiate degree (2006) and a PhD diploma (2014) in Biological Sciences, both from the National University of Mar del Plata in Argentina.
He is devoted to the study and conservation of marine vertebrates, especially seabirds since the past fifteen years. He has conducted several research campaigns throughout the southwestern Atlantic studying the interactions between seabirds and a range of longline and trawl fisheries.
More recently, he is leading several conservation projects in a range of avian species, including the Magellanic Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus and the Snowy Sheathbill Chionis albus at their wintering grounds in Buenos Aires province. In these same areas he actively collaborates in projects related to the conservation of three species of sheldgeese and of coots, and the endemic Olrog´s Gull Larus atlanticus.
As an active young scientist he has published several papers on seabird ecology and conservation in specialized scientific journals and attended several national and international congresses, acting also as a reviewer. In his time off, Juan Pablo has worked as a Naturalist Guide based in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego and as a Naturalist-Lecturer and on board Antarctic cruise ships. Juan Pablo´s connection to waterfowl, particularly ducks, dates back from his whereabouts during his childhood till his early twenties.
He is actually a full-time researcher working for the CONICET based at the Vertebrate Lab, National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina.