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Museo de Zoología, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, 12 de Octubre y Roca
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Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
Ron (PhD, 2007, University of Texas) professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito. Founding member and current secretary of the Ecuadorian Academy of Sciences. Young Affiliate of TWAS (2008–2013) and member of the Global Young Academy (2010–2013). He is curator of amphibians at the Museum of Zoology, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. His research focuses on two main venues: evolution and conservation. In his work on evolution he has contributed to the field of systematics and taxonomy of Neotropical amphibians. In the field of conservation, he has studied to global phenomenon of amphibian population declines. He is Director of the ARCA initiative, a large-scale study to inventory and characterize genetically the Ecuadorian biodiversity. He is editor in chief of FaunaWebEcuador, a web portal that publishes general information of Ecuadorian fauna.
Sustainable Development Goals:
5 - Gender equality
10 - Reduced inequality
Young Affiliate Alumnus elected to TWAS
Evolution; Phylogenetics; Conservation; Amphibians; Biodiversity; Animal communication; Sexual selection; Genetics.
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Section:03-Biological Systems and Organisms
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TWAS Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Partner (TWAS-LACREP)