David F. Romo

PhD Thesis Title

A Computerized Sound Analysis Method for Monitoring Anuran Diversity in the Amazon Basin of Ecuador.

Year: 
2001
Advisor(s): 

Current position

Director Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Director Ethnic Diversity Program, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador

Current job description

As director of the Ethic Diversity Program, I am in charge of the recruitment and followup of all Indigenous and Afroecuadorian students. We have a financial aid program for them and we currently have over 150 students. As one of the directors for the Tiputini Biodiversity Station, I represent the university at the Advisory Team for the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve, interact with the Ministry of the Environment and promote all conservation strategies for the Station. I have been directly and indirectly involved in conservation strategies for the Yasuní National Park. Among the courses I teach are Conservation Biology (undergraduate and graduate), Ecology and Biology. I also teach a Service Learning seminar and a Science course for the Liberal Arts component of our curriculum. I am devoting my live to the conservation on Yasuni which has been catalog as one of the "most diverse places in the World".