Biologist from the Universidad del Valle. PhD in Environmental Engineering from the Universidade de São Paulo en Brasil. He is the coordinator for the Amazonian Studies graduate program at the Universidad de la Amazonia in Florencia, Caqueta. He is also a category A researcher and the coordinator for the water quality lab. Since 2033, he has been Tambien en investigador categoria A y coordinador del laboratorio de calidad de aguas. Desde el 2003, he has been a professor at the Universidad de la Amazonia.

He is the representative from the Universidad de la Amazonia and is the activities coordinator in Caqueta in the Partners for Conservation in the Colombian Amazon program.

Email: mpelaez@uniamazonia.edu.co