Alejandro Estrada

Alejandro Estrada


The study of wild primates in southern Mexico is my focus of attention, but I also investigate regional, continental and global issues that impact primate conservation.
My research areas are primate ecology, behavior and conservation, frugivory and seed dispersal, forest fragmentation and wildlife conservation, arboreal agroecosystems and biodiversity conservation, socio-economic basis of tropical conservation, illegal trade of primates as pets, rescue and rehabilitation of primates from illegal trade. Reintroduction of species in their indigenous range, specifically the scarlet macaw and the spider monkey in southern Mexico.

Animal Behavior Biodiversity Ecology Genetics Parasitology Zoology

Work details

Senior Research Scientist

National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
Field Research Station Los Tuxtlas-UNAM

Institute of Biology


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