Lida Pimper, PhD

​Lida pursued her undergraduate studies in biology and later received her PhD at the University of Buenos Aires, studying the conservation biology of dolphins using molecular genetics tools. Originally from Buenos Aires, she first had contact with marine mammals in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, at the age of 22, when she traveled for an internship with Dr. R. Natalie P. Goodall, a renowned expert in the basic biology of sub-Antarctic and Antarctic seals and cetaceans. Since then, she has been working with the Museo Acatushún de Aves y Mamíferos Marinos Australes at Estancia Harberton, Tierra del Fuego, and she is a board member of the Natalie Goodall Foundation. Since 2012, Lida has traveled to Antarctica during summer seasons aboard research vessels to carry out different biodiversity surveys and also as a staff member in a small tourist cruise ship. Lida is interested in the human dimension of conservation and coastal and marine protected areas, among other things. She works in conservation management for the national protected areas of Argentina. Lida enjoys her free time in the scenic city of Ushuaia, riding her bike, practicing climbing, and playing cello.


  • PhD, University of Buenos Aires
Lida Pimper, PhD

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