was born in Oaxaca City, México. My hometown is located in the region
of the Central Valleys of Oaxaca State in southeastern México, 547 km
from Mexico City. Oaxaca is one of the three states with highest
biodiversity of Mexico. Oaxaca also has an amazing cultural diversity.
Its historic centre and the archeological zone of Monte Albán have been
declared by UNESCO in 1987 as "Cultural Heritage of Humanity".
Moreover, in this city takes place one of the most important
celebrations of the Oaxacan culture: the Guelaguetza. I am married with
Leticia and have two daugthers, Daniela and Gabriela.
I studied my BSc at the
Universdiad Autónoma Metroplitana-Iztapala (UAM-I) in México City. As
part of my Research Seminars, I Participated in the Recovery Program
of the Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery, documenting some patterns of
wolves behaviour, under conditions of captivity at the Chapultepec
Zoo in Mexico City. As part of my Social Service I worked with some
reproductive patterns of Peromyscus
spp., under captivity conditions as well.
I did my MSc at the Instituto
de Biología of the Universidad Autónoma de México (IB-UNAM). At
the time of my Master's degree, I carried out a research about the
ecological niche and the abundance of species. The scope was to test,
with empirical data, if there had a relationship between niche
centroid and species abundance. MSc advisor: Dr. Enrique Martínez Meyer.
2006, I have worked as Professor (BSc Teacher) at the Universidad
Autónoma “Benito Juárez” de Oaxaca (UABJO) in the School of Sciences.
Urban Ecology and Biodiversity
Professor Kevin Gaston
Ecology and Urban Biodiversity
of Species Distributions
Science and Society