New Subject Editor: Hector Arita

9 April 2014

Héctor T. Arita is professor of ecology  in the Centre of Research on Ecosystems (CIECO) of the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM) in the Morelia, Michoacán campus.  After completing his Ph.D. at the University of Florida in 1992, he joined the faculty of UNAM, where he has been teaching and conducting research on community ecology, macroecology, and conservation biology. He has served in the board of directors of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, the International Biogeography Society, and in the science advisory board of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) of the US. Currently he is part of the board of editors of Ecology Letters.     
Héctor conducts research on large-scale patterns and processes of biological diversity, with emphasis on mammalian sets of species. He is particularly interested in mathematical models that link  the geographic distribution of species to spatial and temporal patterns of diversity, and in the application of these models to conservation.  You can follow him on Twitter (@HectorTArita) or on his lab's Facebook page (Macroecologia UNAM).


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