Luis E. Escobar

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About me!

Research Interests

I'm particularly interested in disease ecology, biogeography, invasion biology, spatial ecology, and ecosystem health.

 

Research

 

My research focuses on the occurrence of biodiversity in space and time from ecological and biogeographic perspectives, including anthropogenic drivers, biotic interactions, and climate change. I use biogeography and macroecology for the understanding of the distribution of biodiversity, including parasites, under diverse global change conditions.

Current Projects

I'm currently involved in projects focused on assessing biodiversity distributions accounting by the complexities of host-parasite interactions. 

 

My Network


I collaborate with colleagues from diverse disciplines and institutions. I'm always interested in new collaborations.

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My Background

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Appointments

2017  - Assitant Professor, Disease Ecology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. 

2017   - Research Associate, Disease Ecology and Biogeographcy, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, USA.

2016   - Postdoc, Disease Ecology and Biogeography, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, USA.

2014   - Postdoc, Disease Ecology and Biogeography, State University of New York, Syracuse, USA.

Education

2014   - Ph.D. in Conservation Medicine/One Health (Summa Cum Laude), Andres Bello University, College of Ecology, and Natural Resources, Santiago, Chile.

2012   - M.Sc., in Veterinary Science, Andres Bello University, Faculty of Ecology, Santiago, Chile.

2011   - M.Sc., in Wildlife Management, San Carlos University, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

2009   - D.V.M., San Carlos University, Guatemala City, Guatemala.