Diego F. Cisneros-Heredia


Summary

Researcher in natural history; I am passionate about studying the diversity and natural history of species, the factors underlying their patterns of distribution, their shared biogeographic history, and the effects of human activities on species and their habitats, in order to support its long-term conservation. My research has a special emphasis on terrestrial animals, in particular amphibians, reptiles, birds, and spiders (herpetology, ornithology, arachnology). Currently, I am full-time professor at Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ, where I am director of the Laboratory of Terrestrial Zoology and Coordinator of Biology.

Since 1990, I have been involved with non-governmental organizations that work on biodiversity & environmental research, conservation and management. Since 1996, I have experimented with new communication technologies, including websites and social networking, both as science communication media, citizen-science tools, and as advertising media for scientific and social projects.

Biodiversity Biogeography Conservation Biology Coupled Natural & Human Systems Environmental Sciences Spatial & Geographic Information Systems Taxonomy Zoology

Work details

Coordinator of Biology

Universidad San Francisco de Quito
January 2009
Biology

PeerJ Contributions

January 8, 2017 - Version: 1
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December 7, 2016 - Version: 1
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July 5, 2016 - Version: 1
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June 29, 2016 - Version: 1
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https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.2181v1
June 29, 2016 - Version: 1
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https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.2180v1
June 28, 2016 - Version: 1
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https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.2171v1
June 25, 2016 - Version: 1
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https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.2164v1
June 25, 2016 - Version: 2
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https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.2159v2
March 25, 2016 - Version: 1
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https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.1896v1