Raúl Maneyro was born in Montevideo (Uruguay) in 1969 and got B.S. degree in biological science and M.S. degree at the Facultad de Ciencias (Universidad de la República, Uruguay) and Ph.D. degree in the Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil). Maneyro worked as a Professor in the Laboratorio de Sistemática e Historia Natural de Vertebrados (Facultad de Ciencias, UdelaR, Uruguay). Maneyro’s research was focused on systematics, natural history, and conservation of neotropical amphibians and reptiles. Maneyro is interesting in reproductive biology of frogs, with emphasis on the tradeoff between growth and reproductive investment. Maneyro’s group has used Physalaemus frogs (seasonal species) as model organisms, but now they are working on other species with a wide diversity of reproductive strategies. A second line Maneyro is working on now is focused on phylogeographic patterns of amphibians and reptiles of Pampa's Biome. In these projects they are using an integrative approach (morphological, molecular) to better understand the evolutionary processes that produced the diversity patterns in temperate ecosystems.
Biography Updated on 26 November 2013