Curador, Herbario Criptogámico, Universidad Católica Boliviana San Pablo
Get into the secret lives of diatoms and discover the mysteries of the world
I am Curator of the Cryptogamic Herbarium, Bolivian Catholic University in the City of Cochabamba, Bolivia, where I also teach Biology, Botany, Ecology, Hydrobiology and Climatology, all part of the Environmental Engineering curriculum. My training is on diatom taxonomy, although I am also interested in their classification, evolution and ecology. Within all groups of diatoms, I have more experience on araphids, especially those formerly included within the genus Fragilaria. Since year 2000, I have worked continuously with the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, USA (on site until 2006), and staring in 2007, I also became an Associate Researcher working in the Aquatic Resources Unit dependent from the Department of Biology, Mayor de San Simón University, also in Cochabamba.
Staurosira construens var. binodis
Staurosira construens var. venter
Staurosirella leptostauron var. dubia