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Diego Cisneros-Heredia

  • Coordinator of Biology
  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito - San Francisco de Quito University
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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.

Co-authors (316)

Publications (5)

  • A marvelous new glassfrog (Centrolenidae, Hyalinobatrachium) from Amazonian Ecuador

    • Guayasamin J
    • Cisneros-Heredia D
    • Maynard R
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  • Molecular phylogeny of atractus (Serpentes, dipsadidae), with emphasis on Ecuadorian species and the description of three new taxa

    • Arteaga A
    • Mebert K
    • Valencia J
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  • Notes on the distribution of Gastrotheca testudinea (Jiménez de la Espada, 1870) in Ecuador

    • Urgilés V
    • Sanchez-Nivicela J
    • Cisneros-Heredia D
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  • Southernmost records of Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni (Anura: Centrolenidae)

    • Cruz F
    • Urgiles V
    • Sánchez-Nivicela J
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  • The type localities of Anolis aequatorialis Werner, 1894 (Sauria: Iguania: Dactyloidae) and Pristimantis appendiculatus (Werner, 1894) (Amphibia: Anura: Craugastoridae)

    • Cisneros-Heredia D
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Professional experience

Coordinator of Biology

Universidad San Francisco de Quito - San Francisco de Quito University

August 2011 - Present

Education history

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

King's College London

December 2011 - July 2014(3 years)