I am currently a full-time Academic Technician "B". I completed my undergraduate studies in Biology at the National School of Professional Studies, Campus Zaragoza of the UNAM and the Masters in Ecology at the Faculty of Sciences also at the UNAM. Since I joined the laboratory in 1991, first as a student and later as an academic, I have carried out several studies in Northern Mexico, specifically on ecology, biodiversity (mammals, amphibians and reptiles), fragmentation and conservation of the black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) and on the reintroduction of the black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes). I am currently participating in a project on new species in Peru, where I am instructor and organizer of the "International Conservation Biology Course".

     My scientific output includes 22 articles in refereed journals, 4 articles in non-refereed journals, 1 book, 19 book chapters, 11 dissemination articles. I have published in journals such as PLOS ONE, Conservation Biology, Biological Conservation, Journal of Mammalogist, International Journal of Wilderness, Journal of Tropical Biology, Therya, Acta Zoológica Mexicana, Mexican Journal of Mastozoology and Oxford University Press.

   My main interest is the ecology of populations and communities, biodiversity and vertebrate conservation in Mexico and Latin America and reintroduction and relocation of endangered species.


     My main activities as an academic technician are administrative and organizational aspects of the different projects and activities of the laboratory. I also participate in the preparation of applications to obtain additional funds, in the preparation of reports, reports of the different projects and in the academic advising to national and foreign students and visitors.

Contact: jpacheco@ecologia.unam.mx