Laura Jimenez Jimenez

Doctoral candidate
Primary office:
BI- Dyche Hall


Adviser: Jorge Soberon
Research Interests: Ecological niche modeling, species distribution modeling, biodiversity, and statistical ecology.
Hometown: Guanajuato, Mexico



  • 2011, BSc in Mathematics, University of Guanajuato, Mexico
  • 2013, MSc in Probability and Statistics, Research Center of Mathematics (CIMAT), Mexico.


  • Jiménez, L., Soberón, J., Christen, J.A., Soto, D. (2019). On the problem of modeling a fundamental niche from occurrence data. Ecological Modelling, 397, 74-83.
  • Peterson, A. T., Anderson, R. P., Beger, M., Bolliger, J., Brotons, L., Burridge, C. P., ... & Elith, J. (2019). Open access solutions for biodiversity journals: Do not replace one problem with another. Diversity and Distributions, 25(1), 5-8.
  • Cobos, M. E., Jiménez, L., Nuñez-Penichet, C., Romero-Alvarez, D., & Simoes, M. (2018). Sample data and training modules for cleaning biodiversity information. Biodiversity Informatics, 13, 49-50.
  • Ingenloff, K., Hensz, C. M., Anamza, T., Barve, V., Campbell, L. P., Cooper, J. C., Komp, E., Jiménez, L., Olson, K. V., Osorio-Olvera, L., Owens, H. L., Peterson, A. T., Samy, A. M., Simoes, M., Soberón, J. (2017). Predictable invasion dynamics in North American populations of the Eurasian collared dove Streptopelia decaocto. In Proc. R. Soc. B (Vol. 284, No. 1862, p. 20171157). The Royal Society.


  • Jiménez, L. Sample data and training modules for cleaning biodiversity information. GIS Day at KU, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA. November 14, 2018. Poster presentation.
  • Jiménez, L. Estimating fundamental niches: a Bayesian approach. Quantitative Luch Seminar, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA. December 7, 2016. Oral presentation.
  • Jiménez, L. Ecology and Statistics of Niche Modeling. Red Hot Graduate Research, The Commons, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA. October 14, 2016. Oral presentation.

Attendance at Regional, National, & International Workshops, Symposia, & Meetings

  • Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics Tutorial 2016, National Institute for the Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA. August 2016.

Minor Grants & Proposals

  • Jimenez, L. Panorama Grant, University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute. $1,055. 2016. Funded.

Fellowships, Awards, & Honors

  • Jimenez, L. Ph. D. Studies Fellowship. National Mexican Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT). 48 mo. 09/01/2015 – 07/31/2019
  • Jimenez, L. Master Degree Studies Fellowship. CONACYT. 24 mo. 08/01/2011 – 07/31/2013. Funded.

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