The Southwest Biological Science Center is pleased to be hosting an expert on Méxican turtle ecology. Dr. Rodrigo Macip-Rios is a professor at the Escuela Nacional de Estudios Superiores Unidad Morelia (School for Higher Studies) and at the Universidad Nacional Atónoma de México (National Autonomous University of México).
SBSC hosts visiting scientist from México for international research collaboration
Dr. Macip-Rios is a visiting scientist spending a one-year sabbatical working with Dr. Jeff Lovich, an SBSC research ecologist who is an authority on turtles and tortoises. They will collaborate on several research projects during Dr. Macip-Rios’ time in Flagstaff, Arizona. In addition, Dr. Macip-Rios is finishing a book on turtles of México and working on a project on the evolution of aestivation (dormancy) in turtles.
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