Jacobo Reyes-Velasco

Postdoctoral Associate Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Email: Conservation biology; molecular evolution; phylogeography
Education: Universidad de Guadalajara


Jacobo’s research focuses on the evolutionary processes shaping diversity, from genomes to populations and ecosystems. He uses comparative methods in ecology, population genomics and systematics to address important biological questions relating to ecological processes, as well as the impact that anthropogenic factors have on biological diversity. The work he has produced during his academic career has direct implication for conservation and is in line with his long-lived engagement for the preservation of tropical biodiversity. Because of his interest in biodiversity conservation, he co-funded two non-for-profit organizations, which help fill the gap between academic research, policymaking, and civil action.