Santiago Jose Castroviejo Fisher

Schools: School of Health and Life Sciences
Graduate Programs: Ecology and Evolution of Biodiversity Graduate Program


He is a biologist – Universidad de Sevilla, Spain (2003) – and has a PhD in Evolutionary Genetics from Uppsala University, Sweden (2009). He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia (2009–2010) and at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), USA (2010–2012). Since 2013 he is adjunct professor at the Escola de Ciências of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) and associate researcher of AMNH. His scientific research focuses on zoology (amphibians and reptiles), with emphasis on systematics, phylogenetics, and biogeography.

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- Herpetologia