Nicolás is a Colombian biologist, staff of SINCHI Institute since 2008, who has been involved with the Amacayacu ForestGEO Permanent Plot since the first census support botanical collection and species identification. Nicolás' main research is Amazon plant diversity and functioning, and their associated role on climate regulation and environmental services. He has helped to develop other monitoring programs all around Colombian Amazon and participates on many projects concerning threaten species and timber production. Currently, Nicolás coordinates the National Forest Inventory in the Amazon region of Colombia
Nicolás received his Bachelors degree in Biology from Universidad Nacional de Colombia in 2003 and his MSc in Tropical Ecology from Amsterdam University in 2005. He is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Ecology at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Medellín.