Skip to content

Diego Cisneros-Heredia

  • Coordinator of Biology
  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito - San Francisco de Quito University
  • 9h-indexImpact measure calculated using publication and citation counts. Updated daily.
  • 673CitationsNumber of citations received by Diego's publications. Updated daily.

Research interests

Zoology; Herpetology; Ornithology; Arachnology; Biogeography; Environmental Management; Conservation Biology

About

I am an Ecuadorian natural sciences researcher and professor at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, science writer and communicator, and virtual communication enthusiast (blogs, social networks). I have published ca. 100 scientific papers about amphibians, reptiles, birds, biodiversity conservation, and several popular articles about birding, evolution, scientific diffusion, among others. I am a Humanist... someone who makes sense of the world using reason, experience, and shared human values. I take responsibility for my actions and base my ethics on the goals of welfare, happiness, and fulfilment. I consider that humans are just one of the parts of Earth's biological diversity, thus in order to achieve my goals, the planet and its biodiversity must be preserved. I seek to make the best of the one life I have by creating meaning and purpose for myself, individually and socially. I am analytical, pragmatic, and try to be as much logical as possible, often with low tolerance for spin or rampant emotionalism. I am also commonly not susceptible to catchphrases and commonly do not recognize authority based on tradition, rank or title. I am very independent and sometimes individualistic, appreciating independence of thought and creativity.

Groups

Co-authors (323)

Publications (5)

  • Systematics of south american snail-eating snakes (Serpentes, dipsadini), with the description of five new species from ecuador and peru

    • Arteaga A
    • Salazar-Valenzuela D
    • Mebert K
    • et al.
    N/AReaders
    0Citations
    Get full text
  • The Hitchhiker Wave: Non-native Small Terrestrial Vertebrates in the Galapagos

    • Cisneros-Heredia D
    N/AReaders
    N/ACitations
    Get full text
  • A marvelous new glassfrog (Centrolenidae, Hyalinobatrachium) from Amazonian Ecuador

    • Guayasamin J
    • Cisneros-Heredia D
    • Maynard R
    • et al.
    N/AReaders
    0Citations
    Get full text
  • Molecular phylogeny of atractus (Serpentes, dipsadidae), with emphasis on Ecuadorian species and the description of three new taxa

    • Arteaga A
    • Mebert K
    • Valencia J
    • et al.
    N/AReaders
    2Citations
    Get full text
  • Use of human-made buildings by Stenocercus lizards (Iguania, Tropiduridae)

    • Dávila-Jativa M
    • Cisneros-Heredia D
    N/AReaders
    N/ACitations

Professional experience

Coordinator of Biology

Universidad San Francisco de Quito - San Francisco de Quito University

August 2011 - Present

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Geography/Science

King's College London

December 2012 - Present