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Dr. Gerardo Ceballos is a Full-Time Researcher at the Institute of Ecology of UNAM. He is a widely recognized scientist globally. His cutting-edge research in ecology and conservation has fostered efforts to align scientific knowledge with society's crucial issues, bridging the gap between ecology and conservation to guide humans toward ecological sustainability. He strives to enhance public ecological awareness. Specializing in endangered species, protected natural areas, environmental planning, and the integration of conservation with development, he was instrumental in establishing Mexico's endangered species norm and creating over 20 protected natural areas spanning more than one and a half million hectares nationwide. His scientific output is remarkable, with over 500 scientific and outreach articles and 57 books published. He has garnered over 13,682 citations (Google Scholar, Scopus, and ISI WEB), with an H-index of 48 across his scientific career. Among his recent honors, he was elected a foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2014) and received the BBVA Foundation Award for Nature Conservation (2017). In April 2018, he was elected a member of the US National Academy of Sciences. Since 2022, he has been a member of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), serving as an editor for the journal Science. Lastly, in 2024, he was awarded the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Ecology and Conservation Biology.


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