- Carrera 7 40-62, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
- Biodiversity, Biogeography, Conservation biology, Ecology, Evolution, Forensics, Herbivores, Insecta, Morphology, Palaeozoology, Phylogeny, Systematics, Taxonomy, Zoogeography
Areas of expertise
I finished my Bachelor’s degree in Biology and my Master’s in Biology (Systematics) at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogota. My Ph.D. degree (Systematics and Evolution) was completed at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Currently, I am a Titular Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogota), where my research has dealt with butterfly biodiversity and insect ecology. My research interests focus on the strategies used by organisms to cope with their environment and how these strategies affect their species boundaries. In this context, I am interested in the patterns and processes of diversification and phylogenetic relationships within and between herbivorous species. My focal organisms have been tropical butterflies, but I also have broader interests in insect biology, including forensic entomology and ecotourism.