Oscar Flores-Villela

Oscar A. Flores-Villela


Oscar Flores-Villela received his Bachelor’s (1980), Master’s (1982) and PhD (1991) from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM). He spent two years doing postdoctoral studies at Brigham Young University working with Jack Sites. He also has spent two years on academic leave at University of Texas at Arlington, working with Jonathan A. Campbell and Eric N. Smith. He is the founder of the herpetological program at Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM, and has advised many students in biodiversity, systematics and biogeography. Oscar teaches Biogeography, Systematics, and Herpetology for non-graduates and graduates. He has published about several topics including history of Biology, Conservation, Systematics and Biogeography. He was nominated for the UNAM Award for young scientists in Natural History Teaching (1992) and he is “Honorary Foreign Member” by the ASIH (2008).

Biodiversity Biogeography Evolutionary Studies Paleontology Taxonomy Zoology