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J. Angel Soto-Centeno

  • Biology
  • Assistant Professor
  • Rutgers University Newark
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I am fascinated by population genetics, phylogeography, distribution modeling, and the application of computer software to solve population level evolutionary problems. I use ecological niche models, fossils, and genetics to study how recent climate change affects populations of bats on Caribbean Islands. This integration of methods help us learn more about the evolutionary processes that shaped island bat populations and how bats reacted to climate change in the past, which is very important to have an understanding of what happens to these bats today and to be able to predict what may happen to them in the future.

Recent publications

  • Holocene vertebrates from a dry cave on Eleuthera Island, Commonwealth of The Bahamas

    • Steadman D
    • Albury N
    • Mead J
    • et al.
  • Population structure of a widespread bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) in an island system

    • Speer K
    • Petronio B
    • Simmons N
    • et al.

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Rutgers University, Newark

July 2017 - Present

Post-doctoral fellow

American Museum of Natural History

December 2013 - July 2017(4 years)


Florida Museum of Natural History

August 2007 - December 2013(6 years)


PhD Biology

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida

August 2007 - August 2013(6 years)


Co-authors (38)