Alonso J. Bussalleu Cavero



2011 - present: M.S. student in Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics - University of Missouri - St. Louis.

2005 - 2010: B.S. in Biology, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Research Interests:

I am interested on seabird ecology, particularly how environmental conditions and life stages affect life history parameters, movements, behavior and population trends and the implications for conservation. Seabirds can act as sentinels of the marine environment becoming important components of resource management and ecosystem health.

Since I was an undergraduate student, I have been interested in marine vertebrates from the Humboldt Current ecosystem and participated in different projects with Humboldt penguins at Punta San Juan Peru. For my M.Sc. thesis I will attempt to measure the effects of nest characteristics and conservation efforts on the breeding success of Humboldt penguins. Measuring habitat quality in their main breeding habitats is important for prioritizing conservation efforts in target areas.


  • Chiu Werner, Antje; Cárdenas Alayza, Susana; Cardeña Mormontoy, Marco; Bussalleu Cavero, Alonso; Guerrero Bustamante, Paulo; Sandoval García, Franco; Tremblay Yann. 2011. La ruta del pingüino: Uso de hábitat marino y patrón de atención al nido por el Pingüino de Humboldt (Spheniscus humboldti) en Punta San Juan, Perú. Boletin Informativo UNOP. Vol. 6 Número 02 - noviembre 2011 PDF