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Santiago Rafael Espinosa Andrade

Personal Data:
Academic Degree:  PhD Degree
SNI Level:  II
SCOPUS ID: 12785309600
ORBIS ID: n70233
Institutional Data:
Affiliation: Faculty of Sciences

Office address: Av. Chapultepec 1570 Privadas del Pedregal CP. 78295 San Luis Potosí
Phone number: (+52) 4444356387
Ext.: 5689
  1. PhD Degree
    University of Florida
  2. Master's Degree
    University of Florida
  3. Bachelor's Degree
    Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador



B.S. in Biological Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito.

M.S. in Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville.

Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville..


Current position


Full-Time Professor-Researcher, School of Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí.


Research interests 


Conservation Biology, Population Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Animal Behavior, Large Carnivores, Protected Areas Management, People-Wildlife Conflicts, Environmental Education. 


My research is centered in understanding the effects of human activities on wildlife communities at a landscape level, and therefore, my research includes the use of geographical analytical tools. I want to contribute to the improvement of protected areas management, therefore, most of my research has been conducted in these areas. Some themes I have explored are: hunting and its effects on wildlife populations, interactions between people and large carnivores, effects of road development on wildlife distribution, predator-prey relationships, and animal behavior in anthropogenic landscapes 


Some of my current research projects are:


Ecology and conservation of flying and terrestrial mammals in the Protected Area of Sierra de Álvarez, San Luis Potosí, México. 


Permanent monitoring of large and medium-sized terrestrial vertebrates with camera traps in Yasuní National Park, Ecuador. For this purpose, I collaborate with the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network (TEAM). 

Personal Researchs Interest
  1. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Research Interests of Research Group