Santiago Castroviejo Fisher, Ph.D.
Fulbright Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Herpetology
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: (+1) 212 769 5734
Fax: (+1) 212 769 5031
Associate Editor (Amphibians) Zootaxa
As an evolutionary biologist and zoologist, my main interests are to study, describe, name, and understand the diversity of life with an emphasis on organisms and species. To study current diversity I mainly use a historical approach based on disciplines such as phylogenetic systematics and biogeography. Inferring evolutionary history allows me to understand things such as phenotypic evolution, the origin and causes of the distribution of organisms, and species boundaries. I have focused my research on amphibians and reptiles of tropical America and, to a lesser extent, Africa.