Guido is originally from Colombia where he conducted his BSc in Biology at Universidad de los Andes. He migrated to Australia in 1999 to conduct his PhD at James Cook University studying the behavioural ecology of Australian Snubfin and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins. After his PhD he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at James Cook University and The University of Queensland investigating different aspects of the ecology, behaviour and population genetics of coastal dolphins.
He joined the Marine Innovations South Australia (MISA) programme through a joint position between Flinders University and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI - Aquatic Sciences) where he acted as the primary cetacean ecologist between 2009 and 2014. Since 2014, he has been at Flinders University full-time where he leads the Cetacean Ecology, Behaviour and Evolution Lab (CEBEL).
2014. FUSIONARTE Award. “100 Colombianos”. Identifies and honours Colombians who are examples of success abroad.
2011. Flinders University Vice-Chancellor's Early Career Research Award.
Animal Welfare Committee (Biological Sciences sub-committee) member
International Whaling Commission Small Cetacean Scientific Committee member
My teaching interests are in the areas of animal behavior, ecology,and conservation biology
AMSA-SA best presentation award at the AMSA-SA 7th Annual Symposium, Adelaide - OCT 2012
Best student presentation award at European Cetacean Society Conference, Cadiz Spain. - MAR 2011
Conservation Leadership Programme Award to attend Interantional Congress for Conservation Biology - NOV 2017
International Scholarship Award from the Society for Conservation GIS - MAY 2018
Best poster presentation award on marine vertebrate research at the Australian Marine Sciences Association Conference - JUL 2018
2016-ongoing. Member of the International Whaling Commission Small Cetacean Scientific Committee.
2014-ongoing. Review editor for Frontiers in Marine Science -Marine Conservation and Sustainability specialty section.
2014–ongoing. Member of The IUCN Species Survival Commission-Cetacean Specialist Group 2013–ongoing. Australian representative of the Southeast Asian Marine Mammal Association (SEAMMAM). 2013-ongoing. Associate editor for the journal Marine Mammal Science.
2004-ongoing: Reviewer for: PLOs One, Biological Conservation, Conservation Biology, Endangered Species Research, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Aquatic Mammals, Marine Mammal Science, Marine and Freshwater Research, Latin American Journal of Aquatic