Mario Santiago Di Bitetti

National University of Misiones, Argentina

Mario Santiago Di Bitetti received his Undergraduate degree in biology (zoology) at the National University of La Plata, La Plata, Argentina. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2001 at the Department of Ecology and Evolution of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA. He is a Researcher of the National Council for Research and Technology of Argentina (CONICET) at the Institute of Subtropical Biology (Instituto de Biología Subtropical) of Iguazú, Misiones. He is also a Professor at the Faculty of Forestry (Facultad de Ciencias Forestales) of the National University of Misiones (Universidad Nacional de Misiones), Argentina. He is the founding Member and the first President of the Centro de Investigaciones del Bosque Atlántico (CeIBA), an NGO aimed at promoting research and the conservation of the Atlantic Forest of South America. His areas of expertise include the ecology, behavior, and conservation of mammals, particularly primates and carnivores. He is currently conducting research on the effect of landscape transformation by humans, particularly of the conversion of forests into pine plantations, on the mammal assemblages of Northern Argentina.

Biography Updated on 31 March 2013

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