Augusto L. Montoya G., MsC
Augusto received a BSc in Biology at the University of Antioquia, Colombia, in 2010. His undergraduate project included the application of geographical information system to determine the environmental variables associated with the distribution of Syrphidae (Diptera) in the department of Antioquia, Colombia. From this, he has published a checklist and a Catalog of flower flies from the country. In 2013, he obtained his MsC degree in Biology on Faculty of Sciences, University of Puerto Rica at Mayaguez. His Master project addressed the phylogenetic affinities of the Neotropical genus Argentinomyia Lynch Arribalzaga. Posteriorly in 2015, he started the PhD at the University of Antioquia, focused on the study of the diversity, conservation and bioindication of flower flies in the high Andes ecosystems.
His main research interests include the effects of climate change on ecosystem functioning, species distribution modeling, conservation tools, as well as systematic, morphology and biogeography of Neotropical Syrphidae.
Keywords: Biodiversity, Biogeography; Bioindication, occupancy models
Email: aleon.montoya[at]udea.edu.co guto.spider[at]gmail.com
Region: Neotorpics, Paramo habitats, colombian highland
Disciplines: Taxonomy, Biogeography, Ecology and Conservation