As a student I was involved in several projects on Argentinean mammal ecology and their conservation, firstly as an assistant (coypu population ecology, carnivore diet) and later as a junior researcher (detection methods of red bellied squirrel, squirrel behaviour). I graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 2004 (Licentiate in Biological Sciences) and got immediately involved in a project that framed my doctoral thesis, which was a collaboration between WildCRU (UK) and PROFAUNA Organization (Argentina). The aim of the project was to study ecological issues related to the endangered otter (Lontra provocax), which is native to Patagonia, and the invasive American mink (Neovison vison) in order to support otter conservation and to contribute to the evaluation of the impact of American mink in the region. After completing fieldwork for this project I spent a year working at the WildCRU, at Tubney House in Oxford, where I received important academic input while preparing scientific publications and writing my thesis. Also, during my stay at WildCRU I was trained and involved in research on mink diving behaviour using temperature-depth recorders (TDRs). I have recently completed my PhD at the University of Buenos Aires and I am currently starting a postdoctoral position at CADIC-CONICET in Tierra del Fuego where I am starting mink diving behaviour research in collaboration with WildCRU applying techniques learnt in the UK.