Dr. Nicolás Ramos-Lara was born in Mexico City where he obtained his Bachelor's degree in Biology at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Campus Xochimilco, and his Master’s degree in Biological Sciences at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Later, he obtained his Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, with a Minor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, at the University of Arizona in the United States. He then got a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, where he taught courses like ethology and animal physiology. He has conducted research on the ecology and behavior of tree squirrels (Tamiasicurus, Sciurus) and horned lizards (Phrynosoma), with several publications in international journals and book chapters. He has been a fellow of the National System of Researchers (SNI-CONACyT) since 2015. His research interests focus mainly on animal behavior, conservation biology, and wildlife ecology. 


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro 

  • PhD, Wildlife and Fisheries Science, University of Arizona 

  • MSc, Biological Sciences, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México 

  • BSc, Biology, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana

Teaching specialties

  • Animal Behavior 

  • Animal Anatomy & Physiology 

  • Conservation Biology 

  • Wildlife Ecology 

  • Zoology

Research interests

  • Animal Behavior 

  • Wildlife Ecology 

  • Species-Habitat Relationship 

  • Population Dynamics 

  • Conservation Physiology


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